Tag: Chicks

New baby chicks…and how things didn’t go as planned.

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A few weeks ago, my Cuckoo Maran hen went broody. This wasn’t the first time either, she’s been broody 3 times since she started laying eggs last August for months on end. Because of this, she’s given us not many eggs. We didn’t let her have babies of her own before because of my pregnancy mainly. We were also mourning the loss of a couple of chicks and hens that racoons likely killed last Fall. But now that life is in a better place and the fact chicks just started showing up at the farm store I figured we’d give her the chance to raise babies. It was so easy the last time to have a hen adopt chicks that we assumed it wouldn’t be any trouble this time but we were wrong sadly. Continue reading

Meet the Girls!


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We took the plunge a few days ago and added half a dozen chicks to our family! We’ve been wanting chickens for awhile and were finally able to do so. I’m delving deeper into the world of Urban farming and am very excited about it. I’ve been researching books, the internet, and asking those I know with chickens in the city many question so as to have a decent hold on the ropes needed the give the proper care needed. Continue reading