Category Archives: Chickens

January Notes

Daniel and I have been spending a lot of time visualizing, dreaming, and scheming about our lives. The past two weeks we’ve been sitting down with the purpose of researching and deciding what to do next, and how we see … Continue reading

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First Hens Surviving Their First Winter

Last night was the coldest night so far this Winter. It hit a negative four degrees, and when I fell asleep I couldn’t help feeling sorry for our three hens. I have to keep reminding myself that they’re birds, and … Continue reading

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We’re Expecting

It’s official- our family is pregnant with baby chickens! Due date is March 14, 2011! After a lot of thought, we went with ordering them online because we want a specific variety of hens to add to our flock. If … Continue reading

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Chicken Love

Today was a very strange, warm day for December 30th in Lawrence, Kansas. It climbed into the 70’s and I actually found myself sweating at one point. Disbelief was practically all I felt as Sorin and I worked hard to … Continue reading

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Chickens in the Snow!

Yesterday was the first day we truly saw the face of Winter. The harsh winds were unbearably cold, and by last evening we had some snow flurries. We woke up this morning to our first little blanket of snow at … Continue reading

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Chipper Chooks Update

For over two weeks our three chickens have been home. In that time, they have given us 15 eggs. That’s one egg a day, but yesterday was the first day we received two (a nice surprise!) This is what’s known … Continue reading

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FIRST EGG!!!

Around noon today, Petunia left her little flock and went inside the coop. She was in there a very long time, and when we peeked inside she was sitting in a nesting box. She’s the biggest of the two Barred … Continue reading

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