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Story Time

Chicken cuteness

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 earlierĀ 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 »

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Success!!

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 »

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New Coop Considerations

Lately I’ve been thinking about adding two more hens to the flock. We’ve seen a 10×10′ dog kennel at Costco that would make a great run once we do a little retrofitting. We can separate their coop from the current run and move it into the kennel so that they have 100 sq ft of … Continue reading »

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Jazzy’s new mates

After Lucinda passed on, we knew we had to find a mate for Jazzy — she seemed very lonely. A dear friend, Trish, had raised quite a flock of hens and offered one of hers. We made the trek out to Monroe the following weekend, and ended coming home with two Black Cochins. Since her … Continue reading »

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You have to expect the unexpected

The girls were very regular about laying eggs — we’d get between 10 and 12 each week until the end of November came around. I know that chickens lay an egg once about every 25 hours, but that daylight comes into play as well. From late November til late January, they took a break. Shortly … Continue reading »

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Teenage Chicks and First Eggs

As we watched the pullets grow up, I couldn’t help but notice how aggressive and bossy Goldie was. I knew that there really was a pecking order, and wasn’t sure if she was just asserting her place as numero uno, or if she was a he. We found out the answer to that question of … Continue reading »

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Raising chicks for the first time

My husband and I moved to Snoqualmie in 2005. A short while later, we were out for a walk and came across a chicken on the sidewalk. I was immediately fascinated. Apparently his owners kept him inside with them. I know that’s not typical of chicken owners, but I was immediately in love with the … Continue reading »

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