Tag Archives: Chickens

December’s Chicken

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Hen with Solo Chick One of our Americana hens has a chick that looks just like her. Since we have roosters of several breeds this is not generally a given. She had hatched three chicks in early December but only … Continue reading

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Foot Soak

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Hot Tubbing Rooster I’ve mentioned before that we like to hot tub our livestock as an alternative to medications.[1,2] Hot water is very curative. This works on the same principle as a fever but is localized to the infection site. … Continue reading

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Peep Peep New Chicks

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Rhode Island Red Hen with Nine Chicks In addition to sounds of piglets and nine goslings we also have two new clutches of chicks from our hens. The Rhode Island Red hen above has none. There were actually two hens … Continue reading

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How To Undent an Egg

Hope using Magic to Undent a Chicken Egg Occasionally we get a broken egg when collecting from our hens so this little trick is very handy.

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Spring Piglets

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Spring Piglets with Chickens Piglets are popping. These little guys were born in the south field shed which is an open three sided shed wrapped around a courtyard. They have a deep bedding pack which gives them warmth from below … Continue reading

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Auto Pig Sorter

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Auto Pig Sorter Seen from Approach Perspective Although we have multiple herd groups, for ease of management, water access, whey feeding and such we like to keep the pigs in large groups than smaller where possible. In the warm months … Continue reading

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Snow Eaters

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Pigs Eating Snow When you see livestock eating snow it means you should check your waterers. They can do fine eating snow, as research has shown, however it takes more calories to convert the frozen snow to liquid water in … Continue reading

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Hens and Roosters

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Hens and Roosters South Field Shed These are some of our chickens who have taken over the south field shed, our other greenhouse, for the winter. I say greenhouse because that is it’s intended long term purpose. Right now it … Continue reading

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Intermission

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Sows and Hens on Green Pasture Just a reminder lest we forget the color green…

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Pastured Pigs, Green Grass, Blue Sky

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Pastured Pigs, Green Grass, Blue Sky Just a photo from a walk in the field…

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