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