Articles from MamaManda

(L to R) Fat Cheeks, Butter, Olivia, and Penny and Tagen in the background.) In September of 2011, I called my husband from a local feed store and begged him to bring home 8 adorable chickies. He just sighed and said, "Sure honey." (Rarely says 'NO.' to me.) I picked 2 RIR, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Americaunas. One of the BO's died before we even got home, :( and we were left with 7. Penny and Tagen in their bathtub "crib." All the chicks spent the first 3 weeks of...
Hi! I'm Amanda, a wanna-be farmgirl in suburban Vancouver WA, with 4 little ones, wife to my adoring husband of 10 years. ;) I have a goal to become as self-sufficient as possible, and figured adding chickens to our 1/4 acre backyard is essential in my goal. :) My husband calls me "The crazy bird lady" as I am quite partial to members of the Aves kingdom. I can sit and watch them for hours. I got my Amazon parrot as a teenager, then was introduced to coturnix quail a couple years ago while...
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