Author Archives: Steph
My brother updated the little Flash video he made me (which probably doesn’t show up for anyone because I can’t figure out the flash). Check it out. I am so in love with this!
My brother has always been great at doodles and sketches. Recently he’s taking classes at Shoreline CC. He made me this quick little movie using some of his new skills. I think it’s perfect, don’t you? Another favorite of mine:
Ginger and Penney, a photo by stephk on Flickr. They are now 11 weeks old. They don’t peep anymore. They’re still afraid of the old ladies but everyone coexists ok since G&P sleep in their own coop. The old ladies sleep in the first of the chicken tractors we received. It arrived damaged, but usable. … Continue reading
Two eggs, a photo by stephk on Flickr. This photo is from today. Yesterday I found three eggs in the one nesting box. Everyone’s up on how to use the new coop. Life is good.
All three of my old ladies are tucked away in the upstairs section of their tractor. I’m not sure if they made it last night, but today I found that both nesting areas had been checked out. One had two eggs, the other had none. One egg was on the ground, broken. One egg was … Continue reading
Training your ladies on the ways of a two-story casa when they’re accustomed to a rambler is more challenging than you might think. Today is the first day where all three of them have gone up the ramp to the upper section. I finally realized that I should put an egg in the nesting areas … Continue reading
We took delivery of the new tractor on Thursday. Admittedly, I had envisioned the hens having more space to roam, but it will still work well. A nesting box sits at each end. The roosting area is the wide area in the middle. Back side of the tractor. Not super exciting. The tractor is a … Continue reading
The new coop arrived today (there’s a story to be told) so the chicks are in the eglu and the old ladies are in the new coop, trying to figure out how it works (it’s a tractor, so they have to climb up into the upper section to roost/lay). BUT… I’m too tired to go … Continue reading
For a lot of folks, this isn’t as exciting as it is a normal occurrence. A lot of folks with chicken pets talk about how they’re able to hold their chickens fairly easily. I’ve never really hand-reared my hens. When we had chicks the first time, we raised them in an opaque gray plastic storage … Continue reading
The eggs on the right are organic and came from Smith Bros Farms. The carton shows the pack date as 5/13/2011 (how do I know this?) and they taste delicious. The eggs on the left came from my back yard and are also delicious.