Author Archives: Steph
jazzy the brave little chicken #precipitationpanic2012, a photo by stephk on Flickr. The past few days have been a bit snowy.
Midnight and her little kids, a photo by stephk on Flickr. They’re growing so quickly! Bella is considerably bigger than Rosie. They’re all so very sweet.
Bella and Rosie, a photo by stephk on Flickr. Here they are! Almost 4 weeks old! They’re growing so fast, and still living with Mama Midnight. They now play ‘downstairs’ during the day, and go ‘upstairs’ at night to sleep. So cute!
tonight i opened the hatch to the area where Midnight and the little peeps are bunking. i counted one… two… three… oh no. One of the peeps died of mysterious causes (maybe a poopy vent, maybe she was sick when i brought her home, i just don’t know). death is a known risk in a … Continue reading
chick, a photo by stephk on Flickr. i can’t tell them apart. yet.
At exactly 21 days, we made the trip up to Monroe to pick out some new baby chicks that Midnight would hopefully raise as her own. Monroe Farm and Feed had an incredible selection of chicks; some pullets, some straight-run. Some of them were very young, some of them were starting to develop their combs already! I … Continue reading
Today after work, we went up to Everett to see some friends before coming home. As a result, we got home after 8pm. Typically we’re home earlier and the first thing I do is let the chickens out of their coops. When we got out of the car this evening, Jazzy was making a ruckus — … Continue reading
Midnight, a photo by stephk on Flickr. Not sure how many broody hen photos you can handle in a row, but I love this bird! She’s so pretty, even when she’s watching me intently.
The previous post has a photo that is captioned Yogi, though it is actually Midnight. I am keeping an eye on her as she has spent the last two full days in the nesting box. To me, that says “broody!” I wasn’t able to get the eggs from her today — she pecked me a … Continue reading
Yogi, a photo by stephk on Flickr. How could you not love this face?