Chickens from next door

Chickens from next door

I peered across the front pasture as I always do in the mornings, shouting a hearty “Good morning, ladies and Thunder!” to the horses. Toward the fence dividing the upper from the lower pasture I saw big birds pecking along the ground. Crows? I wondered...
Chickens from next door

Goodbye One Eyed Jack

A couple of months ago I adopted a large number of chickens from someone I knew how couldn’t keep them. Among them was a large black rooster with one eye who they had named One Eyed Jack. He passed away this week. Roosters, having descended from T-Rex, are not...
The Chicken That Killed A Laptop

The Chicken That Killed A Laptop

In the grand scheme of things, it’s a “very Mary” thing to have happened. I had purchased a small T-stand on ebay. Cheap — too cheap really. And when it came, the base was maybe 3×5″ which the perch maybe 4″ wide. I think...
Velociraptor Bites!

Velociraptor Bites!

Turns out my sign came just in time. With some extra holiday money, I treated myself to the “Beware of Velociraptor” sign for the goose pen. We’ve been calling my Roman Tufted Geese “asshole dinosaurs” for a while now, and they get a bit...
Itty Bitty Chicken Eggs

Itty Bitty Chicken Eggs

I knew it was going to happen soon. I’d been hearing “egg song” coming from the mini chickens in the front bedroom and they were getting old enough. Well, doing my chores this morning making sure they had food and water, sure enough, I found two tiny...
Chickens from next door

Sir Gallahad The House Rooster

I had blogged about my itty bitty chickens earlier. They’re fully feathered now and about half grown. In looking at them, I can identify two known roosters and two pullets (including Freida the Frizzle). One of the roosters will become my “house...