I thought it would be fun to provide links to all of my posts about my girls!

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Sand = Happy Hens!

My husband and I were married for many years before he finally agreed to get some chickens.   Our daughter was in Kindergarten (now rising into 7th grade) and the timing was perfect.   She was old enough to enjoy the hens and gather the eggs.   It was a match made in...

One little, two little, three little chickens …

Two summer's ago while we were celebrating July 4th, a predator attacked and killed our entire flock.   It was heartbreaking to say the least.  We had the sweetest chickens, especially our beautiful Buff Orpingtons.   I never replaced them.   I blamed myself for...

Who is talking to you?

If my chickens hear my voice, they immediately come running. They know my voice over any other person.  They are curious and will pester anyone they think might have a tasty morsel of food for them, but I am their favorite human. These chickens only want to have their...

Sleeping with the Enemy

This morning at 6:20 I headed to the yard to let my chickens out.  I caught the time as I was going outside because my daughter's alarm goes off at 6:30 and I wanted to be back in before she came into the den. As I walked around to the first coop I heard a lot of...

Red light district

Yesterday here in North Carolina, the temperatures stayed in the 20's. That's pretty cold for us southern folks. All of the children were so excited over the chance of snow! Schools were scheduled to close a couple of hours early and it looked like we might see some...

Burlap, Plaid, and Curious Chickens.

I thought I'd give you an update on my chickens.  I haven't posted about them in quite a while. But first, let me show you the fake tree (I know, I know) that I decorated inside of our Christmas tree sale house. I am going with a country theme this year.  I wrapped...

A New Sheriff in Town!

It is time to show off the girls again! Last week I reported that one of my Buff Orpington chickens has started laying!  I am thrilled, but she is DETERMINED to lay on the floor in the corner of the coop. I decided to put a crate (a temporary nest) in a chair over the...

A loss, but life goes on.

I awakened Tuesday morning to find something bad had happened in the night. I walked into one of our chicken coops and noticed a LOT of feathers near the watering founts.   I thought, "Ut ohs" as I searched the coop for blood or a chicken body.   The hens were very...

We are Southern Fried!

Wow, I thought it was hot for my girls back in May when I wrote the last update on my chickens, but here in July the heat is CRAZY! I feel sorry for them! Look at this temperature! Some of the ways I have attempted to keep them comfortable is to spray their runners to...

You Chicken!

Now I know why people who are easily frightened are called CHICKENS. Yesterday morning I was on our back deck reading the Bible and waiting for the sun to break through the clouds when I heard a lot of commotion coming from our chicken coop. I watched as half of the...

Seriously Hot!

Yesterday was hot and today feels even hotter!  Hello, it is only May 3rd.  Yikes! I noticed my hens didn't lay many eggs yesterday and that they were stressed from the heat. I did some research and found some great suggestions to help them keep their body...

Seven, Twelve, and Counting …

It seems like just yesterday when we brought our 6 newest chicks home.  Actually, these were the first chicks we have raised! Brooders and heat lamps were all new to me, but I jumped on the wagon and got busy! Now our youngest chicks are 7 weeks old and our 2 Buffs...

Broken Apples and bye bye Rooster!

Several big things happened this weekend.  Some good, some not. My mother-in-law came home from the hospital and hopefully she will be back to normal soon.    After she made it home, she received news that her sister died.   Now she is the last one remaining of her...

A HOP all about the GIRLS!

I am so excited to have stumbled upon a great blog hop that is ALL about sharing some chicken love! Ha, a face only a mother could love -- I know.  Too bad chickens can't smile.  She really was happy to see me -- I'm sure of it! Welcome to my place!  Come on in! I...

Deny His Voice?

I am linking with the Internet Cafe to share God's Word with a photo.  I also wanted to connect it with an analogy that just played out before my eyes. Yesterday my daughter and I had to add a lot of pine shavings to our chicken pens due to the amount of rain in our...

The following posts are not mine, but are fun or offer some great information:

Chick Flicks are the New BH&G

 Things that Affect How Well Hens Lay

How to Help Chickens Survive High Temps