Category Archives: chickens

After nearly a decade of owning chickens, they can still surprise me!

Since I first got chickens, sometime around 2009/10 I have had a lot of hens go broody. A broody hen, is a hen that wanders away from the normal place the other hens lay eggs, to lay eggs on her own, in hopes of hatching them. One thing has been consistent with all of them. […]

The “Little Farm Orchestra”

I’m sitting here on a rainy Monday morning listening to music of a rare kind. There is no real rhythm, or tune. The only beat comes from the dripping of the eaves onto the┬ávarious bowls, buckets, and wooden items below, and it has no pattern you can follow. The horn section is filled with the […]

The chicken that didn’t cross the road

So…We were bookin it down the road late yesterday afternoon, when I slammed on the binders, and hung a u-ey. Jen said, “What are you doing?” As I pulled into the road alongside the cemetery. “I saw a chicken. ” I said matter of factly. Well we looked all around, and there was no chicken […]

You can lead your chickens to grain…But you cant make them peck!

Chickens! I’ve had them since 2009, and somehow they always seem to find a way to make me scratch my head in disbelief. My chickens are free range. Their primary mission at my house is insect control. Based on some of the comments that were left by readers of past blogs concerning ticks, some of […]