Chicken Scratch Fever

Category: Chicks, man.


Week 13: Geez, it’s hot!

Summer has arrived a couple days early, with scorching hot temperatures. Today it was in the high 80s most of the day, then inching into the low 90s around dinnertime. I kept a close eye on them throughout the day,…

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Week 12: Hey, that’s my foot!

Tap-tap-Tap! Startled, I looked down at my feet to see Nellie pecking away at my turquoise gardening shoe. I know chickens are attracted to the color red. In fact, their feeder and waterer are red, and I’ve had more than…

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Week 11: My, how you’ve grown

After spending a week away from the girls to visit family, I wasn’t sure what I would come to. As the girls ambled out of the coop, I was amazed at what I saw. “My how you’ve grown,” I cooed…

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Week nine: The daily grind

How easy is it to take care of chickens, you ask? What I know for sure is that the hard part came before the chicks even arrived. It took us four months to build the chicken coop through blizzards, sub-freezing…

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Free range (sort of)

Today the girls got a taste of free range life, sort of. As Matt worked on the yard, I opened the door the coop and let the chickens come and go as they pleased. The first thing they did was…

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Officially official!

We’re legal, baby! For two months now, we’ve had our baby chickens, but we only had a partial approval for the coop. The final OK couldn’t come until the inspector returned to check out our chicks. In Ferndale, the town…

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Week eight: Clucky

“CLUCK!” Up to this point, the girls have made a variety of noises that range from their infant “peeps” to sing-songy trills. But this time it was undeniable. Loretta goes down as the first chick to cluck. It was throaty,…

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