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The Great Chicken Rescue

Saturday a friend called to tell me he was getting a bunch of chickens from a flooded commercial chicken house.  The birds that the chicken catchers weren’t able to get had been sealed up in the house without food or … Continue reading

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Baby Rabbits (x 26!)

We have 26 baby rabbits right now. 26! There are seven in a tractor, eating grass. They are 7 1/2 weeks old. They are doing very well on a total-grass diet. In the garage, we have nineteen. We have eight … Continue reading

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Eggs!

For the past year or so, we’ve been getting eggs from my parents, who have chickens. But now… let the fun begin! Danny found two eggs today. They’re rather small, as far as eggs go, but the chickens will give … Continue reading

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Why Chicken Tractors?

A chicken tractor is in its simplest form a mobile chicken pen. They can be built as a simple enclosure, or as elaborate coops complete with nest boxes and feeders. There are two theories on the origin of the name. … Continue reading

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Escape Artists

I understand free-ranging. I do. You set the animals free, they eat, they get fat. You don’t have to feed them grain or hay. And, best of all, it doesn’t matter if they escape because they are already free.

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Growing Up and Moving Out

Something occurred to me this morning while I stood hunched over an inch of slippery, slimy chicken poop in the bottom of a kiddie pool, grabbing madly for 51 chicks desperate to not be caught.  This is why nobody wants to … Continue reading

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