Category Archives: brooding

Hatching egg packaging

I brought in some hatching eggs to incubate. I know, I know, I’m all about broody hens, but I’m in a pickle here. My old hens aren’t laying and all my attempts to bring in new chicks this spring for … Continue reading

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The broody problem

I always recommend urban chicken owners to get a bantam or two with their first set of chicks. My main reason for doing this is that having a hen that will go broody makes adding subsequent generations to your flock … Continue reading

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May 4th 2013 a day in the life

Today I completed spring cleaning for the hens. Emptied out 90% of the deep litter and replaced it with pine shavings and dry leaves. My large hens decided to take over the bantam roost last fall so I scraped the … Continue reading

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Marans Eggs

Over the weekend I asked a country friend if she had any fertile eggs I could buy/trade off of her. Her reply was positive, but she also mentioned she had a country friend who had some Marans, Wheaten and Black … Continue reading

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Week 3; Trials and Tribulations

I don’t think that I’ve written about how I have lost three chicks. It’s rather an important tidbit to know before you read the rest of this post. One died due to pasty butt in the brooder box, before I … Continue reading

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Day 15 First Time Out of the Coop

Due to the fact that my cat is a serial killer, the chicks have been confined to the coop, even when the big girls go out to forage in the yard. Today though I locked my cat in the house … Continue reading

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2011 Bantams Week 1

Yesterday Georgia brought the chicks outside for the first time. They are the cutest things! Crooked Toe comes to investigate the goodies Georgia found for the chicks. However, Lil G puffs herself up to look big and fierce and Crooked … Continue reading

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