In Which The Chickens Get Automated

Let me introduce to you the newest addition to the chicken pen. It isn't a chicken, but it's almost as exciting: an auto-feeder! I've been wanting an auto-feeder for ages, but they aren't cheap. This Feed-o-matic was $125. Here's why I wanted one and why I love it: It saves money on chicken food because the…

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How Are The Chickens Doing?

Things are mostly good with the chickens. But, as has been the thing of late, there is good and bad. All the young chickens are well and 14 weeks old (16 weeks for Josephine and Juliette), with no sign of Mareks for the second hatch in a row. Yay! I think I really did start…

Three French Hens?

There have been a number of movements within the flock since my last chicken update. The seriously egg-eating sisters, Kitty and Georgiana are no more, leaving just Frodo and Lorelai from the old flock. When I started to think that most of the 14 youngies were boys, I asked The Husband if my Christmas present…

A Cock Crows, Three Times

The first little cockerel outed himself the day after my last blog post. And it wasn't who I thought it would be. I was most surprised to discover the darker grey Australorp standing on top of the feed box trying to crow. I thought he was a girl! I thought all the Australorps were girls.…