Category Archives: Poultry

Don’t Poop on the Prada!

A cautionary tale: Due to the extremely cold weather I brought the baby chicks the house. Most mornings they’re up before I am and I can hear them playing and chattering to each other. It’s both annoying and super cute. It’s … Continue reading

Scissor Beak, Cross Beak in Chickens

I received my latest order of chicks over a month ago. As usual, they were adorable little balls of peeping fluff. They all seemed healthy and happy at the time and they were for almost a week. As usual, every one … Continue reading

Wry Neck in Chickens

One of my Lemon Chiffon Brahma chickens, Amelie, has had a tough time lately. First she contracted Fowl Pox and had a difficult time eating due to the sores around her mouth. Then she came down with coccidia followed by … Continue reading

The Naughty List

With the new year I’ve decided to try something new by implementing an animal shaming program. I’m calling it “The Naughty List”. This list will be comprised of animals who I seem to always be reprimanding their bad behaviors. My hope … Continue reading

Farm Donations & Pumpkin Eating

The weather has been chilly and gloomy lately. We’ve had over seven inches of rain in less than a week. The pond has been brutally low for two years so I’m happy to see it filling up. I’ve been taking advantage of being … Continue reading

How to Make a Homemade Chick Diaper

It’s official. I’ve become the crazy chicken lady.  This morning I spent an hour trying to make a diaper for a chick. Let me explain. It’s very late in the season to have a hen want to hatch eggs and … Continue reading

Livestock Feed in a Pinch

I’ll fully admit there have been times when I haven’t made it to the feed store before closing and have had to get creative with what the animals eat for dinner. During spring and summer months there’s so much natural browse and insects the … Continue reading

The Little Poult that Could

After so many devastating losses here lately I’m happy to finally have something positive to talk about. In one of my previous posts about flea market animals I wrote about buying two turkey poults (baby turkeys).  Unfortunately, I made a … Continue reading

Flea Markets & Animals

I love outdoor markets, flea markets, farmers markets – anyplace where locals trade or sell their wares. It’s like a treasure hunt every time. This weekend I went to the Ripley First Monday Trade Days flea market. That’s a mouthful so most … Continue reading

Mean Animals – Bria the Bitch

When I daydreamed about my future farm life I kept spreadsheets and documents outlining, in detail, exactly what animals and vegetables I wanted and why. I read about particular breeds of chickens who had “lap chicken” personalities. They were known … Continue reading