Can a Horse Fetch?
Can a Horse Fetch?

Rio, my Spanish Mustang, has decided he enjoys a little game of fetch.

Nursing My Injured Rooster
Nursing My Injured Rooster

City Stock Blog – Nursing My Injured Rooster – Urban Farm Onlineinjured rooster, injured chicken, cut chicken foot, injured chicken foot, veterinarean, city stock blog, audrey paviaThis is how I helped my injured rooster. My rooster had a large wound on his foot. Here’s how I fixed it.apaviaNursing My Injured RoosterOne of my roosters wounded […]

Prepping for a Natural Disaster
Prepping for a Natural Disaster

Audrey Pavia Keeping farm animals in the city can be a real hoot. Follow freelance writer Audrey Pavia’s adventures in Southern California with a yard full of urban livestock, including horses, chickens, a Corgi and an urban barn cat. She somehow manages all these silly critters by herself while working full-time. And you thought “The Simple Life” […]

My Old Bunny Rabbit
My Old Bunny Rabbit

City Stock Blog – My Older Bunny Rabbit – Urban Farm Onlinetaking animals for granted, older animals, bunny, rabbits, Audrey Pavia, city stockTaking your older pets for granted is, unfortunately, easy.I won’t take my older bunny rabbit for granted anymore, since I don’t know how much longer I have them.apaviaMy Old Bunny RabbitI won’t take […]

Giving-Up a Rooster
Giving-Up a Rooster

Photo by Audrey Pavia It’s time to give one of my new roosters, Henryfonda, away. When one of my hens hatched three chicks several months ago, despite the odds, I had fingers crossed they’d all be hens. I ended up with two roosters and only one hen. When I first got chickens, I wanted just […]

Nigel Hits the Road
Nigel Hits the Road

City Stock – Nigel Hits the Road – Urban Farm OnlineNigel Hits the Roadcarmel, dog friendly townThis weekend, I took Nigel on a getaway to Carmel, Calif.This weekend, I took Nigel on a getaway to Carmel, Calif.Carmel, Calif., is truly a dog-friendly town. apaviaBy Audrey Pavia, Urban Farm contributor Audrey Pavia Keeping farm animals in […]

Success Story
Success Story

Photo by Audrey Pavia My little, hurt hen (Lola) wasn’t too mangled when re-introduced to the flock after recuperating. One morning, about a month ago, Lola, one of my young hens, came out of the coop hopping on one leg. She was easy to catch, and I put her in a crate and took her […]

My Lame Hen
My Lame Hen

Photo by Audrey Pavia My lame hen sits in her carrier waiting for the vet. This is the first time in my life that I’ve owned chickens, so I don’t know if it’s common to have periodic problems with birds in such a small flock. Over the last few years, I have lost two hens […]

Weekend NATRC Trail Ride
Weekend NATRC Trail Ride

Photo by Audrey Pavia My campsite at the competitive trail ride this past weekend. As bucolic as it can be on my urban farm, there’s no point in keeping horses if I’m not going to take them anywhere. So, this past weekend I loaded up Milagro and took him to a competitive trail ride. Milagro […]

Summer Rain
Summer Rain

Photo by Audrey Pavia Rio got very excited over a recent summer shower. Southern California summers are typically hot and dry, especially in the areas that are farthest from the ocean. My urban farm is part of what they call the Inland Empire – “Inland” meaning it’s far enough away from the ocean that we […]