Tag Archives: Chicks

More Chicks!

After our experience with “straight run” chicks, we decided to buy some replacements from a local farm that raises chickens.  The lady at Circle B Farm in Buchanan, Georgia, said she has a 90% success rate when she sexes chicks. … Continue reading

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Roosters or Hens?

A week or so ago our stone sidewalk was messed up when the stump removal company returned to finish grinding up the crape myrtle roots by our house, so I haven’t been able to get down to the chickens since … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beasts

The world is filled with opposites…good and bad…life and death…plants and bugs. We do our best to embrace nature, love it for what it is, enjoy its beauty, and accept what we can’t change.  But when it comes to our … Continue reading

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Our Babies are Growing Up and Movin’ Out

Our chicks have really grown up since the last time we posted about them a month ago.  Here are a few of the Ameraucanas when they were three weeks old.  They were so cute back then. They were about twice … Continue reading

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Aquaponic Chickens – Their First 10 Days

It’s been ten days since our new chicks arrived and we haven’t killed any of them yet.  Not that I expect to, but it wouldn’t have surprised me if we did. It’s mid-morning and they’re relaxing in their heated brooder … Continue reading

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Our New Aquaponic Chickens…

After visiting with one of her friends, Kim called me and announced, “We’re getting Silkies!”  I had no idea what she was talking about; then she explained that her friend just bought two baby Silkie chickens.  She said they’re supposed … Continue reading

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