Category Archives: Chickens

“…as if she laid an asteroid.”

That’s part of a Mark Twain quote; here it is in its entirety – “Noise proves nothing.  Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.”   Well, excuse me, Mr. Twain, but … Continue reading

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RIP Buffy

This is Buffy. She was the third hen in my flock of seven and she came with another Buff Orpington, who earned the name Pushy and a Dominique, Ripley.   That’s Buffy, on the right. She was always checking out … Continue reading

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Bird Feeders in the Chicken Yard – Who Knew?

I’ve solved a long standing, very annoying problem in my landscape.  I’m in an old urban neighborhood with lots of mature trees.  With those trees, of course, come squirrels. Yes, I know they’re cute and I know they’re one of … Continue reading

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A Coup in the Coop

I didn’t think it ever happened.  Everything I’ve read says that if the members of the flock stay the same, the pecking order stays the same.  I’ve been observing something that causes me to question that….. It’s been well over … Continue reading

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