Category Archive: Chickens
We kept changing our minds about adding new poultry to the farm this year. At first we wanted more geese and ducks, as well as turkeys. Then we switched gears completed and swore the only animals we’d add to the farm in 2011 would be born here (lambs, piglets, and any chickens we’d try to […]
It’s probably indicative of my geek status, but when faced with a question, my first instinct is to look for a book. Sure, I’m young enough that we had the internet when I was in college, but I still think of the world wide web as a place to look up the name of that […]
A week or so ago, Will noticed a Bobwhite Quail hanging out within the chicken netting, eating our chicken feed. He was thrilled, half because who ever sees wild quail anymore and, well, quail are just awesome. Since then, it’s come back almost daily to dine on the organic poultry feed buffet that is domesticated […]
I’m beginning to grow tired of being attacked by my own birds. Yes, birds. Now that the lady goose is quasi-sitting on her eggs, mr. goose has turned into quite the territorial little monster. You know it’s gotten out of control when your toddler scolds “No goose, don’t bite mama.” Every night when I go […]
Now that we’re in full production mode in terms of eggs, washing them has become the latest addition to the daily farm chores. Right now I’m using the same brush to de-poop the eggs that normally de-greases the cast irons… I need to remedy that pronto.
Our New Hampshire Red rooster has officially been christened Tom Waits, as he likes to vocalize his gravelly crow around 4 AM. On the plus side, he’s started mounting some of the hens, which bodes well for future chick production. Watch out, girls.