Articles from OC Metro Farm

Our two chickens are mostly cooped. We tried letting them free range, but alas, our Peeping Tom neighbor likes to peer over our fence and call the City whenever she sees chickens running loose. We still move the chickens around to chicken tractor beds when needed and we do try to let them free range a little bit in the late afternoons, after COB, but they are mostly cooped. The coop is small. The hen house is only 8 square feet and the coop outside the hen house is another 16 square...
Right now we have a mature Rhode Island Red and a mature- hatched from the kindergarten class white chicken- probably a White Leghorn. We also have 3 Australorps and 1 Golden Lakenvelder that are just over two months old. Not sure if they are hens or roos yet. They seem to be hens. This is Little Red Hen. Her name is the result of the failed "don't name the chickens before they lay an egg" experiment. This is Mrs. Fancy, our first hen, and the kindergarten room hatch. This is our...
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