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At some point in our restauranteur history, an evil plot was hatched: to cut a wing in half and call it two. If that logic holds water, one could make the argument that if you have the intent, and the knife skills, a chicken could qualify as a quadruped (four-legged creature) or even a spider!Read more »
I had 3 guineas: Penny, Marcia, and Kelly. Being game birds, they tend to be very high-strung, even as chicks. Their basic reaction when anyone got within a couple of feet was to run away and if I needed to corral them for any reason, they behaved like I was going to rend them limb from limb. […]Read more »
We may know that Jurassic Park isn’t possible. We won’t build a dinosaur from a fossil, because we don’t have to. We already have dinosaurs. Chickens! Through a process known as atavism activation, scientists can turn on ancestral characteristics of animals, including the ancestral heritage of the chicken.Read more »
Every year, This American Life dedicates an entire show to the season between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the time of the year in which the majority of our poultry is consumed. The stories this year are what happens when the worlds of our birds and us collide. You’ll hear stories about a chicken saving a man on […]Read more »
I didn’t sleep very well that night. I was so excited! The day had finally arrived. The day I had been dreaming about. The day I had been planning for. I was getting 6 babies that day. Yes, 6 babies! No, not little bundles of joy, human babies, but another kind of little bundles of […]Read more »
Guest post by Sherie Bradley We finally had our own place….with acreage! I couldn’t wait to get some chickens. There was a shed in the backyard that my husband had dreams for, but I was secretly making plans to turn it into a super coop. I already had my ducklings growing like weeds at my […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson My first flock of chickens was one day old when I picked up my order at a local all-purpose hardware store. I’d ordered “straight run” –thinking I would have some hens for eggs, some young roosters for meat and one fine rooster to perpetuate the flock. The plan worked out fairly well. […]Read more »
1. First, they’re the only birds that hug back. YouTube 2. They never complain about your crafting projects. Death and Taxes 3. You always know where you stand with them … Totally Pinteresting 4. You don’t get much else done sitting and watching them for hours … Photography Blogger […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson Once upon a time, a chicken hatched some eggs. Now, I understand that this happens all the time, but this time was different. The eggs belonged to another hen. They were adopted. The mother hen was very happy to finally have a brood of her own. She was particularly fond of her roo-chick, […]Read more »
by Heidi Carlson A few weeks ago, we lost one of our hens. A cute little girl, a Sicilian Buttercup, we think. One night, she just wasn’t there in the coop with the others at “tuck-in” time. It was my husband’s turn to lock them up and he came up short in the head […]Read more »