Pope Benedict: Chicken Lover

PopeHens

This is making the rounds of teh Facebooks today, courtesy of the Humane Society: The quote comes from Peter Seewald’s second book-length interview with the Pope, God and the World. Our chickens have plenty of room and are treated like egg-laying royalty: lots of food and water and scratch, a nice coop with several laying [Read More...]

Monday Morning Chicken

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The awesome Ruby the Rhode Island Red, our favorite chicken. She actually loves to be carried around. [Read more...]

Monday Morning Chicken

ChickenDiamond

Close-up of Diamond, the Silver-Laced Wyandotte: our best looking chicken. My daugher was going to show her at the county fair this year, but she (the chicken, not my daughter) is too young by a few weeks. Isn’t it interesting that 4H has higher standards for displaying farm animals than child beauty pageants have for [Read More...]

Monday Morning Chicken

Amber the Chicken

The girls are now spending part of each day in a temporary enclosure outside while I struggle to slap together a coop that will be predator proof. [Read more...]

Monday Morning Chicken

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Lacking a bust of Pallas, Ruby just climbs up on the nearest child and starts squawking “Nevermore.” [Read more...]

Monday Morning Chicken UPDATED

BellaandRuby

With a special guest appearance by Bella the dog. She’s already exhibiting some herding behavior, so I think she’s going to be a chicken version of a sheepdog. A, um … chickendog. Yeah, that won’t do at all. Updated: Just a link to let you know that Kat has posted a picture of a chicken [Read More...]

Monday Morning Chicken: Easter Edition

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No, the chickens haven’t started laying yet. Full-sized eggs will probably have to wait until about August. We’re just trying to inspire them. [Read more...]

Monday Morning Chicken

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Here at the end of our third week as suburban chicken farmers, we’re finding that our little fuzzy McNuggets are turning into, well … chickens.  They’re getting longer necks, sprouting feathers in odd places, and starting to do that freaky little chicken walk thing. They’re still small enough to be in their crate in the [Read More...]


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