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Going to cross the road?

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

I saw this photo on Facebook and loved it so much I had to share… “TOT reader Lisa Kirkpatrick forwarded this awesome photo of her grandfather Josh Bonham from Cleburne Texas. This was taken in Johnson County in 1910.  I’ve put up quite a few itinerant photographer pony shots and itinerant photographer goat cart shots, […]

A case of Female to Male sex reversal in a Rhode Island Red

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

The photos below are of a Rhode Island Red (RIR) chicken who was born female and has since taken on the secondary sexual characteristics of a male (rooster).  I don’t know her exact age, as she came to me as an adult, but the change occurred this year, about a year after she had been […]


Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Smores is an Ameraucana chicken whose original family was uncertain if Smores was male or female.  Smores had a longer tail, more typical of males, and also made some crowing sounds, similar to a young cockerel starting to find his voice.  It was the vocalisation that was a problem though as Smore’s original family was […]

Cities that Ban Poultry are Unpatriotic

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

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New Chicks

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Our order of chicks and poult (baby turkeys) arrived from Cackle Hatchery last week.  Although we one, the rest are doing well.  This was a MUCH better experience than when we ordered from McMurray’s and half the chicks arrived dead in the box; most of the others died off over the following days.  Even the […]

New chickens!

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Last month, I took in some chickens from a kind woman who had an egg farm but was moving out of state and couldn’t bring all of the chickens.  Among the hens, there are 9 Isa Browns, 2 Rhode Island Reds and 2 Bantam Sussex.  There are also two roosters: a big beautiful Rhose Island […]


Monday, June 20th, 2011

We’ve made it to 100 eggs in 1 month!   http://www.eggzy.net/egg-stands/211. No Tag

Week in Review…

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

What I’m trying out: Eggzy, to track my flock’s egg laying. Check out my “Egg Stand” there. Speaking of Eggs: For a while we were finding no eggs. Then I caught them in the act of eating an egg.   I’m not sure how it began- possibly stress from moving- but I do know a reliable […]


Monday, February 28th, 2011

Mikołaj, the Polish Tatra Sheepdog puppy has past the 4 month mark, and is 50 lbs.  Whenever I take him with me shopping, peopel have to ask what he is. I made some clip-art of a tomato seedling.  PNG format, transparent background, variety of sizes, released into the public domain. Download them from my clip […]

The season for chicks

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Its almost spring time! We know this because of the cheep-cheep-cheeping of baby chicks. First, we have a tiny little Bantam, the year’s new addition to our ‘mutt’ Bantam family, headed by the best rooster I’ve ever known, Pasquale, and his most beloved of the hens, Sylvia. Next we have eight chicks from McMurray’s hatchery: […]