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Late summer thoughts

Aug 29th, 2010 | By
Late summer thoughts

Now and then, I’m reminded of how much I have to be grateful for in this life I’m living here at the farm. The days remain hot, but the nights have grown cool enough that we must turn on a heat lamp to keep the new chicks warm.  They’re Production Reds, purchased as replacement layers. 
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Not a Safe Nest

May 20th, 2010 | By
Not a Safe Nest

Sometimes the chickens roost on the tall stacks of rabbit cages in the barn.   The top of that cage is about six feet off the ground, so it’s not surprising that I didn’t notice that one of the banty hens wasn’t just roosting at night.  She’d made herself a nest on top of the empty
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More new chicks

Nov 16th, 2009 | By
More new chicks

These banty hens don’t know when to quit. They don’t consult the calendar — or the farmer — and they just don’t recognize that it’s the wrong season for bringing more babies into the world. They keep nesting. They keep hatching out chicks, leading them through the leaves, teaching them to scratch in the dirt for seeds and other tasty snacks.

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Catching up

Jun 22nd, 2009 | By
Catching up

It’s been a while since I posted.  Life’s been particularly busy this spring . . . and I’ve not been up to the challenge of keeping up with any but the most critical tasks.  Now summer has crept upon me before I’m ready.  That’s how life is sometimes. Here’s a quick update – just the
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Larger than life

Jun 2nd, 2005 | By

Mama Seabright up close. Photo by LauraP

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Chicks in a row

Jun 2nd, 2005 | By

Golden Seabright banty chicks – 3 weeks Photo by LauraP

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