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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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Snow birds

We had our first snowstorm of the year, bringing with it about 4 inches of snow, and temperatures that dipped into single digits overnight. One morning I walked out to find my prized heated water fountain had frozen over. In…

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Catching up

A lot has gone down in the last few months. During the summer, I fell ill. Then when my brother came to visit me during my recuperation, he had a heart attack. Suddenly our house was filled with concerned house…

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In the trenches

With the last bit of summer running past us, I decided to embark on a large pre-winter project: running an electrical line out to the chicken coop. Why do chickens need electricity, you ask? Mostly so I can plug in…

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A green egg!

Exactly two days after we received our first eggs from the girls, today we were greeted with another gift. A green egg. I knew Gigi was holding out. With eggs from Nellie and Loretta, it was easy to do the math….

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Week 19: We have eggs!!!

Two eggs in one day? That’s how our first special delivery arrived this evening. As soon and Matt and I got home from work, I went out back for my daily egg check. I wasn’t really expecting anything; the last…

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Week 17: Prepping for eggs!

Tonight, Loretta squatted for me! In chicken-speak, this means she’ll be laying eggs in the next week or so. For some reason, she wouldn’t come out of the coop today. Normally she’s the first one barging through the door. But…

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