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On Breeding Dual Purpose Sex Links

Well, my life is calming down a lot and spring is coming up so it’s time to start refocusing my attention on this homesteading blog. Now, I know, I am no longer on a homestead, but I am working towards it again and in the meantime people are still asking me all sorts of chicken… Continue reading On Breeding Dual Purpose Sex Links

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Chocolate Colored Egg Madness

In January I wanted to bring on some more Welsummers (as I needed a good rooster) some Rhode Island Whites to make sex links out of, and some Marans for chocolate eggs which I could also cross to the legbars to make olive eggers. People seem to love getting weird colored eggs. It’s a real… Continue reading Chocolate Colored Egg Madness

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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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New Serama Chicks!

So I answered the ad I found for Serama chicks and I drove out there today. I found a lovely little homestead being overrun by ducks. “Yes, we hatched 140 this year and were selling them OK and then all of a sudden no one wanted them anymore and we ended up with more than… Continue reading New Serama Chicks!