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Blue Lace Red Wyandottes Assorted other chickens Guineas Quail
An undercover hippie who works as a corporate marketing person during the day, my real persona is a gardener, chicken wrangler, and beekeeper.
When I first got chickens, I sweated the whole layer box thing. Since I like to take the approach of making my life easy while ensuring the girls have what they need, sometimes I hit a challenge that I make much bigger in my mind that what it really is. Like layer boxes. With my […]Read more »
Much happenings since I last posted. I got a job! I got laid off! Again! But at least it now frees my time for writing. So I thought I’d start off with a bang and detail my trials and tribulations with a vermin infestation. If you recall, a couple of winters ago, we had a terrible […]Read more »
These are cute little quail that are under a pound when full grown and are mature at 6 to 7 weeks. The ever-impulsive Mr. HenHouse bought five at a livestock auction last July. They make the most interesting warbling sound and it appears that both male and female warble. Being so small, they hop around the box frequently, […]Read more »
I had 3 guineas: Penny, Marcia, and Kelly. Being game birds, they tend to be very high-strung, even as chicks. Their basic reaction when anyone got within a couple of feet was to run away and if I needed to corral them for any reason, they behaved like I was going to rend them limb from limb. […]Read more »
Or, my story of The Rooster formerly known as ChickenHawk. Now, as a general rule, I don’t name birds I am not keeping. It’s very difficult to process (butcher) an animal with name, at least in my worldview. The story I’m about to tell was a good learning experience for me, in particular, on the […]Read more »