Articles from Hensamongus

Meet "The Girls" I will introduce you to "The Girls". Some have been named and their personalities are evident by their character. I did not know how the raising of chickens could be so entertaining. We started our chicken adventure in early April with the purchase of our first four chicks that we obtained from our pastors wife. After just a few days of watching the chicks grow and chirp, we decided to jump all in and kick start our fun with the purchase of a few hens from the local...
We have added a few chickens to the mix. I was able to sell a few and make room for the new kids on the block! We have added our Buff Orpington that are about two months old along with a few Columbian Wyandottes. I found out that they did not actually come from Columbia South America but may have relatives from Columbia South Carolina. We also added a few more Araucana chicks and a couple of the Black Copper Marands. I am excited about the Marands, they will produce a chocolate brown...
Well it is obvious that as a compulsive type personality, it would not take long to become over run with chick and chickens! This is most evident by the number of additions to our chicken inventory. I am sure it will cap out at some point but until I figure out when enough is enough, I am going to continue having a great time with the peeps, chicks, and hens. I am not quite ready to go the rooster route yet so for now, I will obtain newborns and various chicks in different stages of...
Well it was going to happen sooner or later, we lost or first chick today. Our White Crested Polish we named Kramer passed last night. We noticed he had been what appeared to be sleeping a lot the last couple of days and he evidently was suffering from lonely heart syndrome. He was our only White Crested Polish chick and must have felt out of place surrounded by the others. We will try the breed again only next time we will get a few of them so them can be a group rather than an outsider.
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