Category Archives: Chickens

A Busy Garden

The chickens are laying a lot The result of busy foraging The lettuce is readyThe snow and sugar snap peas are taking offThe beans are floweringThe beans provide nitrogen for the cornThe Thyme is floweringThe yellow zucchini is fruitingThe cucumber … Continue reading

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Spring Fever

It is warming up in Los Angeles (again).  With all of the rain, the grass grows fast.  The hens love the grass clippings. Johnny-CadeTwo-BitDallasCherryPony BoyTwo-BitTwo-BitTwo-Bit thinks my bandaged finger is a treatSoda PopThe girls enjoying a Spring morning

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Spring Fever

Today Los Angeles hit record highs and everyone got Spring fever!  Lazy Jake took a nap on a bale of straw.Meanwhile, if you’re interested in hearing what the hens sound like when they lay, play the video below.  It is … Continue reading

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Sunshine! and Spring starts

The sun came out again in Southern California and no one was more excited than Jake.and Codyand the girlsIn the garden, the cabbages are filling outThe potatoes are growingThe tomatoes are mostly in, with concrete mesh cagesThe radishes are over … Continue reading

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Work in progress

The garden and the chickens are a work in progress.  I started this season with the idea that I would obscure each bed with netting:But they quickly figured out how to get in and devoured my starts!Plan B: fencing off … Continue reading

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Having chickens = embarrassing my teen

But I’ll get to that.  The morning started swimmingly.  Johnny-cade led the egg laying.Most of the other girls lined up.You can see to the left of the above picture the lengths I go to in order to keep the hens … Continue reading

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Exciting news for the girls!

Up until now, to let the chickens free in the yard, I have had to keep the dogs in (at least one of them).  But . . .  exciting news!  We put a fence up so they can have their … Continue reading

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