Author Archives: hronk

The criminal always returns to the scene of the crime

Actually it’s a myth that criminals always come back to the scene, but in this case it’s true! I happened to look out at the window at the neighbor’s backyard, and oh, WHAT IS THAT? THE FACE OF EVIL. Business … Continue reading

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Finally, new eggs!

The young ones certainly took their time to start laying.

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Molting Is Never Easy

Hot Spare Chicken is having a really rough time with molting this year, she looked like hell this morning. I was concerned after the sudden death of the last two, so I ran her by the vet this morning. Nothing … Continue reading

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Coop gang warfare

Business 2.0 is a Captain Chicken of Industry. Observe as she surveys her varied interests. Sadly, the established legacy interests of the Backup Chickens are not playing ball, and really do not want her to get into the coop. Being … Continue reading

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The feral chickens of Kauai

They are so incredibly cute, whenever we go I’m just unsufferable about them. Here, take a look. The many, many natives of the Spouting Horn: An ice cream store with a resident chicken that transits the floor looking for leftovers: … Continue reading

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The young ones want to be fancy

I let the chickens run around the yard on weekends or after work. The young ones act oddly as the sun starts going down, often hanging out by my office window and flying at it at top speed. I usually … Continue reading

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The Best Present Ever

My co-workers Brent Elmer and Jessica Zahn got me a gift on their trip to China for Xbox Fitness. Here’s Jessica demoing it.

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I guess that worked

The Backups really seem to like the roosting bar I made them.

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A blinky interlude followed by grape warfare

The cute new young ones are confused by cameras. They know what to do with grapes, though. They’re old enough now that it’s mostly these strange honking sounds instead of the peeping.

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Chicken fashion

Sadly the cape Betsy whipped up in the last post didn’t quite work out, Business Chicken 2.0 is an escape artist. We ordered more substantial ones from Crazy K Farms. They’re actually “chicken saddles” intended to protect your hen’s backsides … Continue reading

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