Category Archives: baby chickens

Baby chickens in my shirt

Photo Oct 13, 11 28 18 AM
Baby chickens are so adorable. I have some in my shirt right now. Seriously. I do. The weather is cooling off with the arrival of fall and the new babies are chilly more often than was the summer batch. Continue reading

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The many signs of rooster

Just like humans, chickens are all the same when they are babies. Boy or girl, they squeak and chirp, and cling to their mom. But chickens grow up quickly. The definitive sign of a rooster is its ‘co-co-co-rico!’ when it … Continue reading

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The Broken Chicken

We raised six baby chicks this year (April & May). It’s looking like 5 of them are roos. When the chicks are a few weeks old, they are small and independent enough to fit through the gate of the chicken … Continue reading

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Little Sister: Still mothering at 6 weeks

Calamity Jane was a good momma hen. She taught, she warmed, she protected. And she had a re-integration plan. At week 1 CJ moved the family from the broody box to a nest box in the coop. At week 3 … Continue reading

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