Tag Archives: Silkies

Our Very First Egg!

We placed an ad on Craigslist and sold two of our white Silkie cockerels for $10 each, and then we traded one white Silkie cockerel for two 3-month-old, black Silkie-Cochin pullets.  The nice lady who traded with us also gave … Continue reading

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Don’t Eat Fresh Chicken!

***Warning!  This post contains some graphic language…not vulgarity…just some detailed information about preparing a rooster (actually, a cockerel) for dinner.  As requested by one of our wonderful readers, there are no photos in this post. We have some sad, yet tasty … 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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