This morning, we discovered Lucille’s first egg in her little pen at my parents’ house. But to understand the true specialness of Lucille’s first egg, we go back a few months to January. Lucille, a sweet little Buff Orpington (like my GH) came to live at my parents’ house as a baby chick with another… Continue reading Lucille lays an egg (an Easter miracle)
Yesterday, I woke up to this picture that YC took for me. Just thought I’d share a little urban chicken art with everybody.
Today I got a little package in the mail. In the box, there was a smaller box. The Add-a-Motor automatic coop door motor box. And in the box, are all of the parts to automate an up/down sliding coop door. But since I have swinging doors on my coop, I’m going to need to make… Continue reading Packages in the mail
A few Sundays ago, I went to my first real country poultry swap. It was quite an experience – tailgates down in a large gravel parking lot near the feed ‘n seed, children walking around cradling baby chicks, bunnies, hens, old men wrestling 15 pound roosters from their cages, a lady selling rabbits she claimed… Continue reading Sunday Morning at the Poultry Swap
Jungle wildflower in the Arenal region. Even the impatiens are more vibrant in Central America, central Costa Rica. Wildflower in the jungle. Another jungle wildflower. YC thought I was being a little ridiculous, taking pictures of chickens in Costa Rica, but they are everywhere, and there are lots of pretty ones. Strawberry plant in the… Continue reading A celebration of flowers: Costa Rica
For a while now, I’ve been reading and hearing about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar (ACV) and yogurt for chickens. Supposedly, yogurt’s brobiotic qualities are very good for chicken digestive systems (go figure!). I mixed about a third of a cup of yogurt in with some feed the other day and left it… Continue reading Treats for the Girls: Apple Cider Vinegar and Yogurt