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Monday, July 16, 2007

One more time

Do you remember when I told you about all the problems we had with our hens? The disappearing, things eating them. We are going to try one more time.

A few months back I ordered more hens from the hatchery. I ordered pullets. Well I got pullets, just barely. I really didn't want to brood them in the house again.

Still I am happy, no, thrilled to have birds again. This time we will do better.

I ordered 25, knowing that they would send 26, and received 27.


I am amazed how many people reference my How to butcher a turkey post. Welcome Backyard chicken forum readers!

10 comments:

Faren said...

They are so cute! Hope things go better this time around!

TiaDavidandourLittleChickens said...

I get a phenomenal hit reaction from my post on our chicken butchering experience (sixredheads.com). That exercise has to be the most educational thing I've done in our little homesteading/micro-farming journey; nothing I'm in a hurry to do again but so valuable. Enjoy your little chick babies!

Gina said...

Hi Phelan-I am signing up for the farmaid thing tonight (been incredibly busy!) I wanted to pass this along since 1.) you are against NAIS and 2.) you are in Kansas!

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/content/2007/07/ksu_benefitcost_nais.shtml

It came across the APHIS homepage today.

Good luck!

maggie said...

Hope these cute little buggers fare better than the last. Do your dogs bother them?

farm mom said...

Glad to hear you have birds again! I don't know about you, but it just feels better to have chickens scratching about!! :)

UKBob said...

Hi Phelan, hope things go better for you with this lot of chicks. Bob.

Phelan said...

Faren, thank you :D and so do I

TDAOLC, I am surprised that so many people are interested in how things are done, my only bird one that doesn't get educational usage {outlink} is my duck one. And thank you.

Gina, you got me ranting again, ~sigh~ :D

Maggie, no they don't. Our Staffy use to as a pup, but she has learned that she is not to once we strapped a dead bird to her back and left her there for a day.

Farm mom, I hear ya!

Thanks bob, it's good to hear from you.

LisaCate said...

They are so cute!! Unfortunately, I was reading your blog with my 4 yr old in my lap and now she's insisting that we immediately buy some "baby chichens."

Thanks for sharing - they make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside :)

Dana said...

Adorable. We are thinking about chickens if we ever actually do get the little piece of land we keep talking about.

lisa said...

They sure are cute! Tough as it is to have things happen to them, it's hard to imagine that at least THIS stage of chicken-raising would get tiresome. Good luck!

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