Food scraps as chicken toys

Anyone who keeps their chickens in a secure enclosure most of the time can attest to them getting bored.  I like to give our girls food scraps (when they’re safe for them to eat of…

Henny Penny’s funny eggs

I’ve finally named all of the chickens.  Henny Penny is the name that I settled on for the black copper marans who likes to be pet.  Black Copper Marans chickens are supposed to lay a…

The mystery of the great white egg

We got the 3 new chickens 5 days ago.  As far as I am aware, all of our chickens should be laying brown eggs with the exception of the easter egger, Cruella, who lays green-grey…

Speckled Sussex Pullet

We did some flock rearranging. Meet the new girls!

When it became painfully obvious and no longer deniable that the black langshan was a cockerel, I got ahold of the people we bought our chickens from and made arrangements to swap him out.  Knowing that…

black langshan cockerel @ 4 months of age

You know what I REALLY love? Roosters.

That is obviously sarcasm.  Our first batch of 3 “pullets” (which were also more neurotic than our newer birds) had at least one cockerel.  When we gifted them to someone nearby and decided to “try again”…

black langshan chicken

The chickens are eating out of my hand!!!!

Baby steps here.  These chickens need to learn that I am a friendly caring benefactor, and not a scary creepygrabber.  And pretty much the only way into the heart of a chicken is through their…

Nesting Loft

I put up the extra 2 walls of my Roosting loft and got an egg for it!

I have had these painted hardiplank pieces collecting dust all on my deck for the last month, and have frankly been far too lazy busy to complete the project of the hen house.  But I had…