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Will’s been making Julia Child’s coq au vin recipe for years, but always with broilers (quick tangent – many people today don’t know the difference between a broiler, a fryer and a stewing hen, knowledge we’ve lost in the past 50 years since the supermarkefication of our food supply.  Broilers are the youngest you’d eat […]

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    We got our first pullet eggs from the chickens today.  Three to be exact.  As you can see from the picture above, pullet eggs (the eggs chickens lay when the hens first start laying) are rather small.  The awesome part is that the yolks are almost as big as a normal chicken egg, […]

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My husband did an incredibly responsible thing – he scheduled a visit with our local extension agent to make sure everything looked okay around the farm.  Here’s a brief run down. Sheep The good news is everyone looks healthy.  The not so good news is that we may not have enough pasture to support 5 […]

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Just this week, our New Hampshire Red rooster decided to start crowing. Alston refers to him as cock-a-do-dooooo.  I think it’s great, but my bedroom is also the farthest room from the chicken coop, so ask me again come spring when the windows are open.

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From what I’ve read, I should expect eggs at anywhere from 20 – 26 weeks, which means I won’t see eggs until about Jan. 2oth (the hens are currently 15 weeks old). The three ducks from the original shipment (1 rouen and 2 khaki campbells) are already 24 weeks old.  The other three rouens, including […]

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Our goal with all the poultry is to day range, whereby we let the birds do their bird thing, wandering around their section of the property during the safer daylight hours, free to forage for grass, eat grubs and bugs and other assorted natural goodies, poop all over the place and scratch it back into […]

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