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I am the mother of two darling little girls Ara (six) and Nora (three) living in rural north-central Pennsylvania with my husband Derek. I love that my daughter, Ara has inspired us to start this journey into the world of "hendom" and am stoked to share our journey with our friends, family and other families seeking to raise backyard chickens!
By Kimberly Furry The quintessential reason that I blog is to chronicle our journey as a family with backyard chickens. A close second is being able to inspire others. Teaching is a noble profession and one I highly revere. Each month, from November to April, I lead a program with my fellow Master Gardeners at […]Read more »
by Kimberly Furry It was another exciting day for us! Our chicken, Sunshine, has just started laying eggs! With the unusually warm weather, she started laying this week. We weren’t expecting her to lay until spring, since we opted against supplemental lighting to get her to lay during winter. I was able to get the […]Read more »
by Kimberly Furry We only hatched one, lone Delaware chick from our first round of incubation a couple of months ago. Of the 12 eggs, only two fertilized and the one little guy never made it out of the egg. I figured it would be a good time to hunt for some Silkies, so our […]Read more »
by Kimberly Furry Early Saturday morning was a special day for our family. One of our chicks hatched out of its egg! The night before, I could see the egg moving and hear little peeps. We also noticed a small crack in the side of the egg. Bleary-eyed, the girls crowded around and peered into […]Read more »
by Kimberly Furry The Brinsea Ova Scope came a couple of weeks ago! We opened it up, followed the supplied directions and checked out our eggs that very day. I’m a little worried now. Out of our 12 eggs, I can definitely see two chicks moving around … but nothing in the others. They have […]Read more »
by Kimberly Furry It’s been a while since our last blog entry, but an exciting new chapter in the Furry household unfurls as I write! The countdown has begun. In roughly 14 days, we will hear the peeping of little chicks. (The gestation period for chicken eggs is 21 days.) We have an incubator all […]Read more »
by Kimberly Furry I had to chuckle when Nora and I were watching the Cat in the Hat on PBS one morning. The Cat and the children were talking about bird nests and wanted to build one on their own. The fish smugly commented, “You don’t know how to build a nest!” In the sage […]Read more »
by Kimberly Furry I love to make a game of saving money and spending less. I try my best to get whatever I need for the lowest possible price. I keep a vigilant eye on curb sides and go hunting at yard sales and thrift stores. My husband rolls his eyes when I gleefully show […]Read more »
Lands at Hillside Farms visit by Kimberly Furry We all have been busy thinking and talking about the chickens. The girls checked out pictures online of various breeds. Ara loves Silkies, as do I. We saw them on one of our fall ventures to the Lands at Hillside Farms. Silkies have amazing temperaments, according to […]Read more »
Dad being silly! by Kimberly Furry I purchased a few books and searched for some books at our local library about building chicken coops. Unfortunately, they weren’t what I imagined. I’ve searched the Internet endlessly and the Community Cluckers blog. I have some ideas and great pictures, but nothing concrete with regards to actual plans. […]Read more »