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Life With Birds

When I first thought about bringing chickens to the farm… well…there wasn’t much thought, actually. I happened to be at Tractor Supply, and there happened…

December 8, 2014 | 10 Comments | Read the Full Article

Gains & Losses

I went in to my “vacation” week just barely holding on to all of the details of my life … all of the details– sleep,…

I Dream of Chickens

I keep telling myself I haven’t turned into a crazy chicken-lady (I haven’t… right?) but lately the Nugs have been top-of-mind, what with the building…

The Merging of the Nuggets

It turns out there are a lot of theories on when to move young chickens in to an established flock. Some say you’ll know when…

There’s Chicken Shit on my Knee and Other Important Things

People talk a lot about “crazy cat ladies” and I can only assume that none of those people has ever seen a woman who lives…

Good Things: The Nugget Edition

You guys might have gathered from my recent posts (or lack thereof) that the last couple of months have been particularly challenging. I finally had…

Winner, Winner, Chicken… Intestine?

Yeah. The thing you felt reading the title of this post? That’s exactly what my Tuesday morning was. Complete with squinch-face and all. Because I’m…

Nuggets 2.0 & What it Takes to Tend a Flock

So, this happened… That’s not a flashback to last year, that’s a whole new set of Nugs that have come to live on the farm….

Coop Additions & Awesome Timing

If you haven’t noticed, those tiny little nuggets that were living in my spare bedroom just a few months ago are now full grown chickens….

Homecoming

Over the weekend I flew half the length of the country and back inside of 24 hours. The flying part was because my cousin was…

No, You Don’t Need A Rooster To Have Fresh Eggs (And Other Things People Ask Me About Raising Chickens)

So listen, I’m still a novice chicken-raiser. Really novice. Like yesterday when we were supposed to get pummeled by storms and everyone was calling me,…

How To Build a Kickass Chicken Coop

So, a few weeks ago I set out with the intention of building temporary housing for the Nuggets– a FEMA trailer of the poultry world,…

Around The Farm: No Longer Nuggets

I know, I know, I used to spend all my time talking about paint chips and sawdust and now it’s all donkeys and chickens and…

Bribery & Building Trust

So here’s a lesson I learned in the last week: I am never going out in public again without a five-gallon bucket of hand-sanitizer and…

Sunday Night Chicken Dance

Da na na na na na nah Da na na na na na nah Da na na na na na nah We. Won’t. Stand. Still….

March 24, 2013 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article