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OP cancelled today, Sunday, May 8

Sorry, the rain is ongoing, so we’ll try next Sunday. Don’t forget we have OP on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:45 pm.    Advertisements

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It’s hatching time!

I only wish this Buttercup hen was ready to sit on eggs, but it’s too early in the year. So I’ve got the first eggs started in the incubator. I had hoped to have a whole group of chicks by Valentines … Continue reading

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Poultry shows make a slight comeback this fall

Poultry shows at the county fairs this year took a huge hit due to avian influenza(AI). Very few 4-Hers were allowed to bring their chickens or ducks to the fair for fear of another outbreak of AI.  That was the … Continue reading

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The big move to the great outdoors

Putting your chicks outside for the first time is both exciting and nerve-wracking, especially if you have never done this before.  Usually by six to eight weeks their body will be covered with feathers. If the weather is nice during … Continue reading

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A fall surprise: one chick

I was surprised this week to go into my shed and find this little guy hanging out with my missing hen… I didn’t even know this hen was missing, so it was even more of a surprise to find them. … Continue reading

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Those first teenage crows

I heard a sound this morning that startled me.  At first I thought a chick was caught or injured.  Then the sound came again and I wondered if one of the birds was sick. As I walked around the corner … Continue reading

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My, how fast they grow…

I love Runner ducks.  They are so funny and industrious and great foragers.  I was sad when I lost my two females last fall.  So this spring, I ordered six new female ducklings.  Three are fawn and white (seen below) … Continue reading

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