Category Archives: Flock

Posts that address general flock issues

Survey says….

….99.9999999999% of chickens in Alaska hate winter. Gandalf the Rooster registered his disgust today at approximately 1:30 PM when he burst out of the sealed lower coop door and gave a thoroughly peeved-off crow. I was alerted to the chicken … Continue reading

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Getting the Flock Ready for Winter

Yup.  It has happened again.  Summer screamed by, and all of the things I meant to do relative to the flock (relocate the manure pile, enlarge the pen, add a new gate) didn’t get done.  Now it is a mad … Continue reading

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The New Roo on the Block

With the ending of the  state fair (where he took third – despite his very crooked toes), and his debut as a 4-H exhibit, Mr Roo,  Stew’s replacement, Gandalf, arrived.  Raised and handled by kids with a fondness for the … Continue reading

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Spring?

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New Page: Urban Chickens

In response to a lot of questions I receive about whether or not backyard flocks are allowed in the major urban areas of Alaska, I have added a page summarizing zoning regulating the keeping (or not) of backyard flocks in … Continue reading

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Natal Attraction

Although I have always had a rooster, hatching chicks from   my own flock never struck me as a practicable  option, largely because my hens rarely go broody (just twice in twelve years) and going the incubator route just seemed … Continue reading

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Crisis in the Coop?

I suspect I have an egg-eater in my coop.  Lately, my egg production seems to be down from the usual six  to about four a day.  This alone wasn’t enough  to tip me off to a bird with a possible … Continue reading

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