Turning Tail on Bad Advice

What do you do with bad advice? How do you handle an “expert’s” opinion that varies drastically from your own? What type of teacher are you? Do you listen, or do you judge? Do you encourage or do you hold back?

Chicks Grow Up Fast

Photo by Audrey Pavia My three baby chicks when they were still little, peeking out from momma’s breast. I was outside this morning doing chores when I looked over at the lawn where my flock of chickens was gathered. For a second, I couldn’t tell the hens from the pullets. That’s when I realized that […]

Large Baby Chicks

Photo by Audrey Pavia Maybelline, one of my chickzillas. I had no idea how fast my baby chicks would grow. Every day, it seems like they are visibly larger than the day before. It was barely two months ago when they were tiny little fuzz balls, peeping incessantly to help mom keep constant tabs on […]

Extended Family

Photo by Audrey Pavia Baby Jo has taken to mothering my other hen’s chicks. My three chicks are 1 month old now, and they are out and about in the yard with the rest of the flock. They stay close to their mom most of the time. The rest of the time, they are with […]

Waiting on Babies

Photo by Audrey Pavia Betty Jo is one of the hens sitting on a clutch of eggs in my coop. Baby Jo and Betty Jo are sitting on a clutch they laid in the coop. They take turns, so I’m assuming the clutch has eggs laid by both hens. When the eggs hatch, it will […]

Chick Detour

I stopped by the farm-supply store to get mulch and almost got suckered. To get to the mulch, of course, you have to walk right by the baby chicks peeping and pecking and practically begging to be taken home.

To Chick or Not to Chick

I am constantly tempted by the adorable baby chicks for sale in feed stores at this time of year. It’s that time again — time when I walk into the feed stores in town and see heated holding pens filled with oodles of adorable baby chicks. There they are: little yellow balls of fluff. And […]

The Chicks are Here!

Our chicks arrived on Friday, and now there are 10 red-and-yellow peeps in the living room. (Their brooder makes a good light for when me ‘n’ Uzzi creep in at night to use the computer.)

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