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It’s Been a Rough Few Weeks! Plus New Arrivals

Well, the last time I posted I was lamenting the loss of a pullet – likely due to a dog that wasn’t my own. Since then I have made sure all my laying girls are locked in their coop at night and have been dragging the Seramas to and from the shed every morning and… Continue reading It’s Been a Rough Few Weeks! Plus New Arrivals

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It’s been a tough week for the chickens

Well, I half-way figured out why my pullets died but it doesn’t bring me much comfort. I went out last night around 5PM and everything was well. Sometime before midnight it began to rain and a thunderstorm blew over. Let me tell you this was like no other thunderstorm I’ve seen here. It was angry… Continue reading It’s been a tough week for the chickens

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Another Sad Day – More Frustration

I am so frustrated right now… I have no idea why I keep loosing pullets but I found another one dead today. That means of five pullets I have lost three. The first I thought was scared to death by a loose dog I spotted that day, the second I felt may have been chased… Continue reading Another Sad Day – More Frustration

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Craigslist Chaos – an Impolitely Worded Rant

Well! I wanted to get all my chicken chores done or started after my last post but I am afraid life got into the way again. For the past two or three weeks everything around here has been CRAZY. I have been getting four hours of sleep a night and my body and mind are… Continue reading Craigslist Chaos – an Impolitely Worded Rant

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Too Many Boys & the Orpingtons are Still Profoundly Stupid

Well, there’s been a lot going on here as far as chickens are concerned. Of the ten mixed heavy breed chicks I hatched I ended up with five roosters and five pullets. One of the roosters succumbed to a freak accident – I found him dangling by the leg upside down caught in the wire… Continue reading Too Many Boys & the Orpingtons are Still Profoundly Stupid