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Yes, yes, I know it was Cinderella but it just so happens that my princess is named Alice. Alice recently lost her best friend and hatch mate, Myrtie. Her three wicked and older stepsisters have been unkind. Alice & Myrtie were at the bottom of the pecking order but it seems the wicked […]Read more »
by Melissa Caughey–Tilly’s Nest At some point in every chicken keeper’s life, they plan a vacation. Whether it is only overnight or a few days, often the dilemma as to who will watch the flock arises. Of course, it is important to find the perfect person so that your vacation can be relaxing and you […]Read more »
by Rachel Hurd Anger Photos by author Our backyard chickens just celebrated their second Happy Hatchday, and as we sort of pat ourselves on our backs for having some of the world’s oldest chickens, we’re all still recovering from our first predator attack. The victim was Clara, a Partridge Plymouth Rock, our most robust and […]Read more »
By Sara Morrissette In every flock there seems to be the innate understanding of a pecking order. Once the order is set you can begin to catch glimpses of a society. If you watch even closer, you can learn the quirks, moods and habits of each individual chicken. I’m convinced that within the basic pecking […]Read more »