Chicken Scratch Fever

Monthly Archives: January 2016

Return of the egg

   Gigi (our olive egger) broke through the winter weather and delivered her first egg since last fall. After checking records, I saw she returned to laying exactly one week earlier than last year.  Our Marans Loretta still refuses to…

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Difficult decision

Nellie was my favorite chick from day one. I loved cradling her in my palm, and as she grew, she seemed to enjoy snuggling in my lap. Right around the time she started to lay eggs, all of that changed….

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Week 16: Crazy chickens!

Editor’s note: This is a blog from last year that I never published. It was just the beginning of what became very aggressive and destructive¬†behavior. Tonight for the first time I felt something other than absolute adoring love for my…

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Catching up: Moving with chickens

Moving with chickens is an exercise in logistics. It seemed enough to pack up every single thing in my house and come up with a plan to move it about an hour from my house in Metro Detroit. But what…

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