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TAG : Chickens

Chicken Addiction

I want to go on record as saying that my chicken addiction is my mother’s fault. She started sharing Backyard Poultry magazine with me, even though she had absolutely no desire to own chickens. I lived in a city. I didn’t want chickens either. I still have no idea why she started getting ...

Chicken Run

They're heeeeeeere!   Eleven new cluckers, including a Black Copper Marans, a Barnevelder, a Welsummer, a Jersey Giant, 2 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 4 Ameracaunas, and one "stray" blue Silkie.  Later this year, another batch of Speckled Sussex, Anconas, and Salmon Faverolles will arrive.  As ...

Pleased To Meet You

Hi there. Pleased to meet you. I’m the Fearless Farm Frau (AKA the Crazy Chicken Lady), and it’s been quite a journey to get here. I’d shake your hand, but I’m not at your computer, and asking you to shake your computer sounds like quite an imposition. However, if you were to offer ...

Open Session November/December 2010

Dog’s Efforts Paid OffI read in the July/August issue about a collie dog that was constantly having to herd a cow back into its pasture (“Wandering Bovine,” Open Session), and I wanted to tell you about a Collie my family had.My father built two double-decker chicken houses in 1926. He ...

Getting to Know Chickens

You’d never guess it to look at me, but I am a woman who can make completely convincing chicken noises. I can sound like a contented chicken, an excited hen and a wide-awake little bantam rooster.It isn’t a skill you’re likely to see on my resumé, but it is one of which I am somewhat ...