Tag Archives: chicken poop

Get yer shit together

17 Feb

I’d like to ask y’all how shit’s going at your house. For me, on this gorgeous So Cal Sunday, the shit factor is just outta’ control.

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I’m talking about chicken shit.

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Dog shit.

chicken-and-dog-poop08Dogs sniffing chicken shit.

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And chickens free ranging amongst dog shit.

Since we all think our own shit is crazy interesting I’m ready to gift you with a thorough play by play of my crap slappin’ Sunday. I do this only so that you may find solace in the fact that no matter the intensity of dirt you dealt with today, it probably wasn’t as rank as the real live animal shit scattered all over our patio. Did I say I wanted to be an urban farmer? F me, I did. Let’s begin. Continue reading

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Chickens who poop get moved to the coop!

21 Sep

We’ve got month old chickens! I have a few things to say about that:

1) They’ve now been living in a bathtub for 4 weeks. With the glow of the heat lamp and their incessant peeping I feel like I’m living in either the red light district or the Green Mile. The novelty of both have worn off, so it’s about time to free the flock.

2) As previously mentioned, bigger chicks make bigger poops. Which they step in. And track all over the brooder (er, bathtub), and no matter how often you replace shavings or pick up after them it’s never enough. Time to take the poop outside, ladies.

3) Bigger chicks also have bigger wings…which they like to flap…with vigor. This plus pine shavings creates a wind tunnel in the tub that shoots pine dust out of the top of the shower and all over the boys’ bathroom. Did I mention I’m seriously allergic to pine? Whose idea were these chickens anyway?! Continue reading

3 week chicks!

10 Sep

3 week old chicks are adorable. They’re peep-y, they’re peppy, and they’re getting a bit more poopy. It seems that bigger chicks make bigger poops, who knew?!

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Zippy is still the queen of the world.

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And curious about the 4 year old in her face. Naturally. Continue reading

Chicks and puppies. So cute I’m pooping rainbows.

22 Aug

Okay, it’s not me pooping rainbows, it’s the chickens. And thanks to them we’ve got rainbows scattered all over this darned house. But they’re cuuuute, so we’ve forgiven them.

Oh, and there are dogs in these pics too. With all this adorable who needs commentary? I’ll totally keep it to captions. Now say hello to Penny.

Penny can really shake a tail feather.

Watch her break it down. Go Penny. Continue reading