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Naming Coila

Naming Coila

4 by / on March 14, 2015, 11:03 am / in Chickens, Ponderings

One probably shouldn’t name an animal one might be eating. Barbara Kingsolver, among others, recommends this. Still, I named Coila this week, even knowing her future at Fern Creek might be severely curtailed on account of being a Mean Bird. Coila is in isolation, and not because she’s sick or wounded. I pulled this nameless Gold Sex Link pullet from the flock of […]

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adolescent rooster otherwise known as a cockerel

From Chicks to Laying Hens–Phase III (week 16 onward)

39 by / on April 21, 2013, 7:59 pm / in Chickens, Preservation Projections

Finally–after nurturing your chicks through the first three weeks, and then spending the next 3 months feeding, watering, coop cleaning, perhaps naming, and certainly watching them grow–you get to start think about collecting some rent for services rendered. At about four months you’ll notice changes in the chickens combs and wattles (not to be confused with their waddle, however this […]

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