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Ground truthed!

Proof of the theorem of the Absolute of Chicken-themed Gift Receiving.    

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Merry Christmas wishes…

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Update on the P-hammock

Hens: 1, Owner:  0 Today, the P-hammock (as I have come to refer to it) came down.  It’s a great idea that my chickens roundly gave the middle toe to. Every morning for the past week when I opened the … Continue reading

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What we have here is a failure to innovate!

The thaw has arrived.  Or perhaps it is a faux thaw, as often happens.  But real or just a tease, the past week’s temperatures have been warm, the snow is melting and the sun is back.   As every Alaskan knows, or … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Chicken Wire

I’ve added a new tab:  the Chicken Wire.  It contains a link which takes you  to a private Wiki that I have set up for  questions, discussions and information. Anyone who joins can edit, post, and upload files and photos. … Continue reading

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Tumoltuous!

In the past couple of weeks, my chicken house looks like several chickens have spontaneously combusted… it’s a cloud of feathers.   But every chicken is, luckily, accounted for.  It’s just my Easter-egger going through a late-season molt.  Though I know … Continue reading

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The Mark of a Roo

This morning, as I was weeding the garden for chicken treats, I realized the main reason I keep laying hens is likely  more for the rooster crowing than even for the hens themselves;  some years ago I made peace with … Continue reading

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April 24: Save the Date!

Hey, all you Fairbanks Peeps:  April 24th, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, there will be a mini-workshop on chickens at the Tanana District Extension office.  I will be joined by Steve Davila, manager of Alaska Feed Store.  He will talk … Continue reading

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The Chickens See Their Shadows….

Today the thermometer hit above 32 degrees F for the first time since late December.   Although the flock ventured out during that warm spell, they were unimpressed by the pallid, wispy daylight we had back then.   Not so … 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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