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Chicky Checklist

Posted by Michelle on Wednesday, January 29, 2014,
On the verge of February, the most bitter month of the year, it is hard to stay positive and remain motivated to plan for spring.  January has been a beast with polar vortex, several feet of snow, states of emergencies, and for me cabin fever!  We were grateful to welcome two adorable doelings (who we are going to have to have a name game for as Matt cannot decide :).  They keep us busy, and thoroughly entertained.  
One great part of February is that our replacement chicks are ordered in fo...
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Let the fun begin

Posted by Michelle on Saturday, December 21, 2013,
Ok so my Christmas gift to myself/Birdy was a set of hatching eggs, not just any hatching eggs but FRIZZLE hatching eggs, any of you that follow the farm know that we had a delightful little frizzle hen, Fizzle, who passed away this past summer.  We miss her so and I thought it would be a good winter pick me up to try and hatch one of our own.  Now Frizzles are a funny chicken, you cannot breed a frizzled roo to a frizzled hen and get frizzled chicks, odd right?  The gene that causes the fri...
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FINALLY

Posted by <3 Michelle on Wednesday, December 18, 2013,
Well I feel like a bottle about to burst after weeks struggling with my blog page I have finally been able to get logged in and type!  We have been getting buried in snow in the blustery North East and with that I have had way too much inside time!  I am slowly going crazy...six, five, four, three, two, one switch!  LOL ok out of my system (kind of).
So part of my cabin fever lunacy pushed me to the edge and in a weak moment I logged into ebay.  Not for, clothes, antiques or collectibles, si...
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Never a dull moment!

Posted by Michelle on Monday, September 2, 2013,
    A couple nights ago I noticed the pullets were laying eggs up on some of the hay, so I put a step stool there so I could get up there and collect eggs easily.  Yesterday morning, I went up to collect eggs and to my ultimate surprise there were tiny little chicks up there!  When we bought pullets this year we bought a few of a few different kinds, one of which breed being Buff Orpington, which I love, but they all look identical.  I did not realize that one of the Buffys had gone broody an...
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First babies of 2013

Posted by Michelle on Wednesday, February 20, 2013,
    Well the first new babies of 2013 have arrived, 20 tiny little chicks from Murray McMurray hatchery came to my post office this morning.  I ordered Buff Orpingtons, Golden and Silver laced Wyandottes, Rhode Island Reds, and Cuckoo Marans. They all were looking lively and happy so that was a relief!  My sister had ordered a few meat chicks to raise for her family to eat and they were market with red on their head to identifiy them, we called them Bullseye babies.  LOL  Apparently it is com...
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