I have a Pecker

I have a pecker.  At least one that I know of, anyone who keeps chickens has had a pecker too.  It is so maddening.  My advice to people with peckers is simple.  Identify the guilty party and remove them from the flock before they teach their bad habits to others.  My advice is easier to…

He Finally Came Down…….

Over a year and a half ago my flock was hit with repeated raccoon attacks resulting in multiple homicides.  The crime scenes continued to grow in frequency and brutality until I was reduced to less than half the flock I once enjoyed.  Then one night I awoke with a funny feeling in my chest, I…

The One……

I have 34 Chickens.  29 Hens, 5 Roosters.  And while I’d rather have only 2-3 roo’s it is okay.  They seem to get along fairly well, there are no horrid cock-fights running amok.  And at the end of the day they all go to roost happily together, 33 of  them.  The 34th, a small bantam…

Baby, it’s cold outside!

I know, I know.  I’ve read all the articles about how God gave the chickens feathers and they really don’t need any help from us humans once they are grown.  I’ve become well acquainted with the opinion that states heating coops does much more harm than good.  And heck, I agree.  But when I see…

It’s Raining……..

It’s raining, it’s pouring…..the Silkies are mourning!  Their feathers are drenched, what a dreadful pinch, and they won’t be dry in the morning! Bless her heart, and we are supposed to get around 3 inches tomorrow. Thank goodness for a warm, dry home and a covered coop! Happy Friday all!

The Enemy

I have found chicken keeping to be therapeutic, relaxing, rewarding and fruitful.  Except for those times I find it tragic, frantic, exasperating and somewhat pointless.  I enjoyed a mix of these latter emotions over the weekend. Let’s start with pointless. While mowing the yard Rob found this nest under the propane tank.  I have two…