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From chicks to chickens!

3 Jan

Surprise! The girls have grown up. At 4.5 months, these little ladies are pretty much full grown and about ready to start making us omelets. Can’t wait to have you all over for brunch!

Here’s a quick who’s who of our backyard farm. Enjoy!

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TOOTSIE the Salmon Favorelle @ 1 daysalmon-faverolle-chicken

Tootsie now! She’s still got 5 toes and a spunky attitude, but aside from that I’m sure you hardly recognize her. 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

Mama’s gettin’ chickens

30 Jun

It’s Saturday night and I’m researching chickens on the sofa of the Beach House in Hermosa. I could be out at a fabulous dinner or dancing or walking on the beach, but instead I’m grinning at this here computer screen. Because seriously, doesn’t this just make you smile:

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