Category Archives: Winter
When someone new to chickens decides to get their own flock, it is usually images of fresh eggs and cozily clucking hens that dance before their eyes, not poop-splattered walls patterned after Jackson Pollock. The first hint that chickens produce … Continue reading
Warm enough in Fairbanks on January 11 that the chickens are out and dusting. Now that is warm!
First week of the new year, and first day of -30 so far this winter. Really, nothing to gripe about, but if it’s weather and Alaskans are talking about it – well, more times than not, there will be complaints, … Continue reading
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
Thanks to the Lower 48 taking on our Polar Vortex- winter here in Fairbanks has been perfect: mostly warm, with plenty of snow for skiing and other winter recreating. It’s been good for chickens too. Maybe not for outside frolicking … 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