Tag Archives: Chickens

How many women does it take to pluck a chicken?

Spoiler alert- this post contains photos and video of a chicken being plucked. Although there is absolutely no blood and gore, the chicken is, of course, no longer living. It is not gruesome in any way, but it you’d rather not see a dead chicken, this post is not for you. Continue reading

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Roast Chicken with Preserved Lemons

There hasn’t been a recipe here for a bit, what with all the life going on…but today’s the day. Herein please find the recipe for the best roast chicken you ever had in your life. Now, I realize this is … Continue reading

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Solid food, and the ‘intelligence’ of chickens

It’s a glorious morning, here on the Farmlet. We finally got some much needed rain last night, in the form of a beautiful little thunderstorm, and all is green and moist. The adult chickens are racing all over the yard, … Continue reading

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On the naming of livestock

When we first started raising animals for our own consumption, the most popular piece of advice we received was “Don’t name them. You won’t want to eat something you’ve given a name.” I generally found this advice fairly perplexing, having … Continue reading

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Chickens in the Garden

There’s a lot of information on the web these days, on how to ‘garden with your chickens’. Sites praise the fertilizing qualities of composted chicken poop (totally true) and rhapsodize about the helpful animals, turning your soil and living in … Continue reading

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SUCCESS!!

Gracie kindled in the night (8 kits, we think, all round bellied and healthy), and Rhetta probably will tonight. Much longer post on this topic coming tomorrow. But before I go, look how big the Impulse Chickens are getting! Poor … Continue reading

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On chicken coops

Our old chicken coop went off to its new home today, to live in the backyard of our dear friends’ house, and shelter a new set of family egg layers. We build the chicken hut (editorial note: any time I … Continue reading

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