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Chickens: Polish, Cochin, Silkies, Barred Rock, Dominque, Orpinton, Americana, Black Alstralope, Rhode Island Red, Asst. Bantams, Red Sex Link, Lt. Brahma and 4 Rooster so far Ducks: Cayuga, Runners, Swedish, Peking, Campbell, Rouhen Geese: Embden Turkeys: Two Bronze hens- (looking for love from Tom might have to search for one on Craig's List)
I was born and raised in central New York in the country. Until I was about 6, I lived on a dairy farm. We moved to Alaska because my husband was in the Air Force. We fell in love with the area and raised our two children here. We recently moved to a location with more land and freedom, so I got a few chickens and then we grew. I love gardening and nature and Alaska is such a wonderful place to be for both.
My second baby hatched recently. There are so few things as exciting as when your chicks hatch. It’s a beautiful baby chick from a light Brahma daddy and a black Easter Egger mama. I know this because she is the only one that lays pink eggs. I have been using the Brinsea mini incubator just […]Read more »
by Margaret E. Kellogg Going to the Fair is usually a fun event. There are all the wonderful food smells, cotton candy, hotdogs and more. The screams from people having fun on the rides that tickle their tummies. The shouts from the game vendors just waiting to take your money as you try to win […]Read more »
by Margaret E. Kellogg Hens will lay eggs without having a rooster, so how does one end up with 30 roosters? Well, we started out with one rooster, a Rhode Island Red named George. Then, when we obtained some Light Brahma chicks from the feed store, I got a rooster. They always say that there […]Read more »
by Margaret E. Kellogg I’m sure that many of you have heard the various things children want for Christmas. But, have you ever heard a child tell Santa, “I want a chicken for Christmas?” Usually, it’s the latest hand-held game, doll, puppy or kitten, but not a chicken. I’m so happy that I’m a crazy […]Read more »
by Margaret E. Kellogg They say you learn something new every day, and I find this to be so true. I didn’t know that it takes about five months for a mallard drake to look like a drake. Did you? My son, Stephen, is infatuated with mallard ducks. I just couldn’t understand why he thought […]Read more »
by Margaret E. Kellogg I’m finding that hatching my own eggs is productive and enjoyable. I have three Brinsea Mini Eco incubators at work full of eggs. These little incubators have been a great tool. I got the crazy idea that I wanted to incubate some of my own eggs. I’m sure my husband wishes […]Read more »
by Margaret E. Kellogg I have had great experience with incubating some eggs. I had the delight of having a duckling, a chick and then a batch of chicks. With the first couple, I tried something new to me: I put them in with a companion. For the duck, this worked well, although I think […]Read more »
My second baby hatched on Sat., Nov. 20. It’s a beautiful baby chick with a Lt Brahma daddy and a black Easter Egger momma. I know this because she is the only one that lays pink eggs. I have been using the Brinsea mini incubator just to see what would happen and last month I […]Read more »