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Chicken Retirement Homes

I really don’t want to say it–especially after having a lovely two nights there–but, only in Portland? http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/26/us/new-homes-beckon-for-city-chickens-in-retirement.html After seeing the abandoned chickens at the Bothell park, at the south end of the bridge that crosses the Sammamish Slough, the … Continue reading

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Brief Observation

Margaret noted that, given Tuppence was pretty close to landing on the chopping block for his rough handling of the hens and that he’s at least temporarily leaving them alone, perhaps getting hit by a car saved his life. Perhaps … Continue reading

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More Misfortune and Lots of Guilt

A couple of days ago, my own tenacious nature showed its dark side.  To say the least, Tuppence ended up getting the stinky end of that stick.  But let me back up a bit and provide some foreground. As the … Continue reading

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Sign ‘O the Times: Raccoon Poo. And a Heavy Metal Solution?

Sorry no pictures of the raccoon poo.  Like, as if there’s much redeemable about a picture of poo.  Right?  So, anyway, it would seem that raccoons are on the move again and are leaving behind poop in the backyard where … Continue reading

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Tuppence Becoming A Proper Rooster

It has been a while since the latest chicken post. It’s December, cold, and dark. Daylight seems to last for less than eight hours. And the girls aren’t laying as many eggs per day as they did before. It’s hard … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Tuppence

What’s wrong with this picture? In case you might have missed the obvious in previous picture, Tuppence is a rooster. And a fairly handsome one, at that. However, as it is with roosters, the one thing we dreaded has finally … Continue reading

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Status With The Girls

Here are the girls. This picture is actually two weeks old. They’ve grown quite a bit since the last post. The Buff Orpingtons, Daisy and Golda are huge! They’re almost as big as Edie and Henny. Aurora, the Plymouth Rock, … Continue reading

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It Is Finished!

The new coop/chicken run is finally finished! Of course, there are a few minor details that demand attention. However, all of the important details are done. Upon the last screw spun into place, Margaret and I celebrated. This Oregonian sparking … Continue reading

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Coop Renovation

This is the coop renovation in mid-progress. The first picture is of the front and side panels of the coop. I still have to finish stapling the hardware cloth and chicken wire to the front section, as well as construct … Continue reading

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Phoebe Vigil

Well, it has come to this: It would be nothing less than a miracle if Phoebe survives. Around midday, I jetted off to deposit some money into the bank and to buy some more Pedialyte. When I arrived home, I … Continue reading

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