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by Meredith Chilson Mrs. Parsons, a lady who consistently reads this blog and often comments on posts, sent me a suggestion for a blog topic a while back.I’ve been thinking about it, and it seems to me that it’s appropriate for this month of politics, reflection and thanksgiving. Mrs. Parsons feels that “some of the […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols It’s hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk! It’s so hot the chickens are laying hard-boiled eggs! There’s always some element of truth in many of the old folklore sayings, and with the record high temperatures we’ve had across the Midwest, I’ve been tempted to crack open an egg outside and test the […]Read more »
by Rachel Hurd Anger There are eggs falling out of my chickens. Doesn’t that sound stupid? In all of my planning, reading, thinking and crooning about chickens for two solid years, not once did I deliberately calculate how many eggs we could expect in a week. My absolutely ignorant guestimate was a dozen, at best. […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols I have two awesome teenage daughters, Lydia and Grace, and I now have 4 pullets—or teenage hens. The similarities between chicks and girls are more prevalent than you might expect. At least some of the quotes and phrases related to chickens that I’ve heard for years, now I can actually understand. I […]Read more »
Guest post by: Patsy Melton I love chickens. I didn’t know I loved chickens till I cobbled together a dog kennel around a chicken coop given to me by a dear friend (whose daughter had used it for 4-H chicken projects). It took me quite a bit of time to get it ready for chickens. It […]Read more »
by Barbara Palermo A few weeks ago was Mother’s Day, which of course had me thinking about my mom. She was born in 1921 to Italian immigrants who arrived on Ellis Island and settled in Massachusetts. Raised during the Great Depression, my mom had a childhood that was less than pleasant. My grandparents were very […]Read more »
by Taylor Miller One of my favorite chicken quotations of all time (and there are a lot) is: “The difference between ‘involvement’ and ‘commitment’ is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: The chicken was ‘involved’ — the pig was ‘committed’.” At Community Chickens, we’re committed to creating a community made up of every breed of poultry enthusiast, […]Read more »