Articles from talkingriver

Hi! My name is Adrienne (or Ada), and I started raising chickens in the Spring of 2012. I'm in LOVE, and really enjoying the education and entertainment of BYC. Here's a little chronicle of how we finally settled on a coop, and of our first ten feathered children. A friend was raising the chicks for us, so we had a few weeks to decide how to build a coop. I looked for repurposed materials, or existing structures I could convert. There was a beautiful old shed about an hour away that...
We've gotten our first egg at 21 weeks -- a demure and lovely blue gem. One Araucana, Maybelle, is the most likely suspect. I'm going to use this page to document the gifts we receive from our 9 ladies, so this is the first! She left it for us in the pen. I've left golf balls in the nesting boxes, and I know she has been investigating those and generally sitting around in one of the boxes quite a bit. We'll see where the next one falls. This egg was laid yesterday, though I...
June 4, 2014 This is my third year raising chickens! Having rehomed my two-year-olds to a nice hobby farm, where they can live out their natural lives in peace and contentment, I am left with just three one-year-old hens. Rather than get chicks from a hatchery, I decided to raise two sets of chicks from my sister's farm next door (since I don't have a roo). These are going to be various cross breeds; the daddy is a gentle giant named Turk, a Blue Orpington, and the mamas are Araucanas,...
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