The New Chicks (Plus Funny Video)!

Chicks vs DogMeet Sleepy & Buttercup… my 2 new chicks. At 4 days old, they literally just showed up on the doorstep (Yeah, how cool is It to get a surprise of peeping fuzzies?)

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Windstorm: The New Ruler of the Roost

Above: Windstorm, my rooster

Meet my newest flock addition! He is a beautiful iridescent black and silver Easter Egger named Windstorm (‘Storm’, for short)…. Continue Reading

Henry: The Tale of A Brave Rooster

Henry is our Welsummer rooster. We got Henry for free as a 4wk old cockerel… He was small and little thin. He was lowest on the pecking order and in the middle of his growth stage (between fuzzy/cute and shiny/beautiful). These factors made him not the most gracious in appearance… Continue Reading

Elly, My Crooked Crevecoeur

Cross-beak Chicken (Crevecoeur Pullet)
Above: Elly

One, wet Spring day, I got a birthday present. That present was 4, small crested variety chicks (one Golden-Laced Polish and 3 Crevecoeurs). I brought the bunch of chicks home on my lap. They were not the healthiest chicks I’d had. One was half the size of the others (for its first several months), two got Pasted Vents and one… (who almost died when I brought her home) turned out to have a twisted beak… I called her Elly…  Continue Reading

The Peeps & the Pets

Funny Cat & Chicken
Above: Dusty & Shadow

I love watching my chickens when they interact with other animals… Chickens are very curious creatures and when they meet new animals, the exchange is often rather amusing (particularly with chicks and young chickens)…

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My Crested Peeps

After the euthanasia of one of my beloved Buff Orpington chickens, My Dad promised me that I could get any breed of chicken I wanted that spring… Literally. As long as I got one that was not prone to health problems or difficult to care for…

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