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A blog post from new blogger Sandra Cryder Why am I obsessed with poultry? I’ve been thinking about this lately as I watch my flock gamble across the yard. My grandparents were farmers, but they raised hogs. My parents and I lived in town and our pets were dogs. The only time I encountered a […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson The late December temperatures are hovering in the single digits, and snow covers the ground here in Western New York. We don’t heat our chicken coop, so fresh water must be carried to the chickens first thing in the morning and again in the afternoon. Snowy day in WNY It’s not a […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson Photos by author …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 »