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Some of our chickens have begun laying eggs AND they are having a juvenile molt. If you got baby chicks back in the Spring like we did, you are probably getting some eggs now. I absolutely love that egg laying song that they sing, don’t you? Our Black Star chickens are laying consistently now. They […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke I’ve been keeping chickens for two years now. I keep waiting for the excitement of finding an egg in the nest box to wear off. Yet I get that same giddy feeling every time I find that one of our hens has left a beautiful, fresh egg for my family to enjoy. […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson …when’s she gonna lay an egg? Not so very long ago I was waiting for the mailman to bring my box of baby chicks. Now, I’m waiting again—for the very first egg from those same chicks. They’re no longer considered chicks, though—they are “pullets”—the proper word for female chickens […]Read more »
by Jennifer BurckeBefore I became a chicken keeper, I made two decisions. First, I wanted to keep heritage breed hens. The interesting stories behind the history of each breed drew me in. They spoke to my fascination with the history of American agriculture. Choosing breeds from a bygone era somehow made me feel more connected […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson Without looking at the calendar, it’s hard to tell what month it is. Our weather station is telling us to prepare for widespread frost tonight. The sun is shining, but the air is cold. Two days ago, we had snow showers. Two weeks ago, it was balmy and 80 degrees. Here in […]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 »