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Chick development in the egg

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

I have just posted some public domain images of chick development in the egg, and upon hatching, which can be found on this page: http://fithfath.com/farm/public-domain-images/public-domain-photos-chick-development-in-the-egg/ No Tag

Useful Links on Feather Crafting

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Here are some links I stumbled on that are useful for crafting with feathers: http://www.powwows.com/straightening-and-trimming-feathers/ Turkey and chicken feathers are curved; straightening them is useful for crafts, especially for immitating eagle feathers. http://www.stormthecastle.com/paper-making/how-to-make-a-feather-quill-pen.htm How to trim a feather so you can use it as a writing quill   tags: chickens   crafts   feathers   poultry   quills   Turkeys  

Baby Chicks, and the start of a new breed project…

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

I am very excited about our baby chicks this year!   I am still working on the page about them, and which will be available for Chicago area enthusiasts to purchase.   The reason I have so many extra chicks to place this year, is that I have a genetic project I have long drempt of […]

The City of Austin Wants YOU to keep Backyard Chickens!

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

It is always good to see a city that “gets it”!   As a part of Austin Resource Recovery’s Home Composting Rebate Program, residents can attend a “chicken keeping class,” buy a chicken coop, submit a rebate application online and receive a $75 check from the city. They are promoting the program as a way to […]

Today’s Cuteness…

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Two of our ducks, and the two available ewe-lambs. No Tag

Chicks available in April

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Not to ‘count our eggs before they are hatched…. but we will have extra chicks this year, so if you are interested in some started pullets (or even roos!) you may want to bookmark and visit back in a couple weeks.  Our chicks this year will be a combination of hatchery chicks, and incubated eggs, […]

Chicken Eggs Come in Different Colours & This is Useful to the Backyard Chicken Keeper

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Our hens are in full swing, giving us eggs of all different colours!  This year I made sure to share the first spring eggs with our neighbours early enough that it could be appreciated (last year I made the mistake of waiting too close to Easter, and people awkwardly admitted to having 4 dozen already […]

Doodle’s Broken Foot

Friday, October 24th, 2014

In going through old files, I came across some photos I meant to post a while back but forgot about.  Doodle was a special hen- the very first we had hatched from our very own chickens- Sylvia and Pasquale (shown here). And of course, obligatory ‘baby’ pics of her… Pasquale has always been a very […]

A few things you may not know about eggs

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/20/egg-health-info-nutrition_n_3468208.html tags: eggs   links  

Mutation in Rhode Island Reds

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Earlier this month, I made a trip to the country to pick up some Rhode Island Red (RiR) chicks. I was not thrilled with the conditions at this particular farm… but they were cheap, I had already spent the time and gas to get out there, and the few critters I took would have a […]