Chickens (rock star babies, paper mache eggs, roosters, and enclosure needed)

The lambs have taken over the job of farm dogs, the goats are having adorable kids, the ducklings have added a whole new level of freaking cute around here, and the cats are still their goofy selves.  There are three indoor kittens here, a madhouse.  A. Madhouse.  The chickens haven’t been getting a whole lot of attention lately except for praising them for their contribution of eggs each day and the untimely death of one.  But, now it is their turn. Meet Pat Benetar, Stevie Nicks, Cher, Chaka Khan, and Janice Joplin (names courtesy of Shyanne and Doug).  My dear friend, Jamie gave … Continue reading Chickens (rock star babies, paper mache eggs, roosters, and enclosure needed)

Keeping Chickens (glamour, ew, green eggs, and opera singing)

It was my turn to see if there was an egg stuck.  Ew.  If you didn’t read The Embarrassed Chicken and need a laugh, you ought to check it out.  That was Doug’s turn.  So, I found a produce bag because we didn’t have any gloves and went in to see what was the matter.  Oh, the glamours of chicken farming.  There was not an egg stuck but I do not know how far up you are supposed to reach!  Her vent was swollen and she seemed to be clogged but I couldn’t find anything.  So, we stuck her in … Continue reading Keeping Chickens (glamour, ew, green eggs, and opera singing)

13 Goofy Chicken Myths the Ladies Want You to Know

Ethel, Laverne, Peep, Daffodil, and Mahalia would like to start the new year by setting the record straight.  There are a lot of funny misconceptions and mis-information out there about chickens.  I know, because I believed every one of them, even Number 13, that was debunked for me just two days ago.  Who started these ideas?  Well, anyways, let’s set the record straight! 1. Brown eggs are healthier than white eggs- Give a pat on the back to some executive out there, this was pure advertising genius making this up!  Millions of brown eggs were sold in the hopes for … Continue reading 13 Goofy Chicken Myths the Ladies Want You to Know