{almost} Wordless Wednesday – Chickening Around #ww

how to hold a chicken

You may think I’m kidding you when I mention how much of a crazy chicken lady I really am. Well, I kid you not. This evening, for reasons untold, I needed to take a photo with a chicken and a sign. Or, rather, wanted to take a photo with a chicken and a sign.  Chickens […]

The chicks are finally old enough to free range!

chicks in pen

A couple of days ago I let the “chicks” out to free range for the first time. They moved from the brooding pen to the growing up pen over two months ago. They were ready to get out and explore the backyard! When I opened the gate, they timidly stepped forward, then led by their […]

Alright, who’s the slacker?

fresh chicken eggs

Our girls have been laying big beautiful fresh eggs this spring. This morning when I went out there were eight large brown and rosey hued eggs in the four nest boxes.  And, there was one teeny tiny speckled one.  I’m not sure who laid this little darling but isn’t it cute! I just had to […]

A Rooster named Gimli (and a couple of chicks) #ww

Henrietta and her new chicks

I do believe that my rooster, Gimli, thinks that he was born to be in front of the camera. Everywhere I go outside, he follows me — peeking around corners, photo-bombing post pictures and generally ALWAYS getting in the shot! Then, I can’t help but take more photos of him. His black and white barring […]

Wordless Wednesday – Chicken chasing and my hubby #ww

love my Ginger-Dog

My silly hubby thinks he can get away with these types of things. The chickens keep running down the road and over to the neighbor’s yard so hubby has been using the lawn mower to wrangle them back into the yard. Um… really? He actually said these words to me when he noticed me standing […]

I stole a chicken – kind of

lost chick April

Meet our newest member of the flock, April. I stole her. Without going into detail, let me just say — some people should not be allowed to own animals. This poor chickie has a new home with us now and she is such a sweetheart! One lone chicken can get a bit chilly and peep a […]

{almost} Wordless Wednesday – Penny the Hen

Penny the Hen

This is one of my older hens – Penny, we lost her sister last summer :(. Penny is a red sex link {or Red Star} hen that we got at the local feed mill years ago. She is such a curious chicken, she’s the one who will follow anyone in the family around the yard […]

It’s a chicken kind of day – come visit the coop!

red star hen

It’s such a gorgeous Spring day here in Northwestern Pennsylvania! The temperatures stayed in the high 70′s all week and my chickens have been enjoying all of  the fresh green grass, not to mention the insane amount of bugs already making an appearance this early in the season. We’re doing a bit of shuffling around […]

The big giant Owl that ate my chicken — and why you should make sure your backyard chickens are locked up at night.

Great Horned Owl in chicken pen

I was looking through some old photos on my Photobucket account this morning when I ran across a video from our old house that I had forgotten all about! It was the morning {the very early morning} of July 4th, 2007. Super G. and I were woken by a loud racket. It sounded like a whole […]

{almost} Wordless Wednesday – a couple of handsome guys #ww

my handsome guys

I think I’ve got two pretty handsome looking men here, what do you think? Super G. is the best, he has always taken care of my flock for me when the weather gets nasty. Last weekend he brought one of the roos up to the house so I could check him out. Wow! Can you […]

{almost} Wordless Wednesday – Think I’ll keep him

super-genius-snow

You know you’ve got a good one when your hubby tromps out to the chicken coop in a snow squall to stomp out an area for your chickens to walk around in. That’s love :)

Backyard chicken coop and pen photos #WordlessWednesday

chicken flock

Well, it was almost wordless ;) Last week Super Genius and I spent a day readying our little flock for winter. We used the tractor to pull the old coop out of the mud pit it was sinking into. The poor chickens had been up to their knees in muck after the month of rain. […]