Tag Archives: Chicken How-tos

Wintertime chickens and molting

It’s true, felted chickens have no feathers to lose… As I ramble around the Internet looking for good chicken resources and stray factoids, I came upon this one – winter lighting that prevents molting (Robert Palmondon’s chicken newsletter). Other sources … Continue reading

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Using the churning chickens do on your own behalf

Jason and I have long ago accepted we would not have a normal, bourgeois yard ala the 1950s once we let chickens into our lives. It’s usually a race against time whether the grass grows back before the coop has … Continue reading

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An oldie but goodie article -The It Bird

Jason reminded me of this article from The New Yorker and how even trendy Manhattanites can get seduced by chicken.  

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The taste of their own chicken eggs

I don’t remember the day, but I remember the look of horror Jason had on his face when he came back, one egg in his hand from the coop. “Cannibals!” he shrieked. ” They eat their own eggs!” What had … Continue reading

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There’s gold in that chicken coop, it only looks like poop

As mentioned in other posts, Jason and I only have three chickens and the mess they make of the yard as they forage around is absorbed mostly by the yard. If you are in a city with larger lots, or … Continue reading

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Putting up with poop to get the golden eggs (or possibly blue ones)

Our first egg, from Shy Chicken I’m sure some folks come home from work and say – isn’t this great, I snagged some leftover food from the office party and now we have some great takeout for lunch tomorrow. Other … Continue reading

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Beating the heat with chickens

While we were on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, we saw dozens and dozens of chickens everywhere we went, frolicking in the balmy weather just as we did in our t-shirts and shorts. I’ll probably do a whole separate post … Continue reading

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