Category Archives: Chickens

First Black Copper Marans Egg!

Well, is has been 6 or so months since our latest batch of chicks hatched, and this week we got our first egg from our only Black Copper Marans hen! The eggs are nice and dark, but seem to vary … Continue reading

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1 Month Chick Update

Well, the chicks  from the first hatching are now 1 month old and they have grown quite a bit! I actually hadn’t noticed that they were that big until the chicks started hatching from the second hatching… wow, the new … Continue reading

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Spring Chick Update

Well, all the chicks are now two weeks old and are all doing well! I sent the two Americaunas and one of the Black Copper Marans over to my Sister In Law’s house and the other three Marans are still … Continue reading

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Hatch Day

Well, the last two days were hatch days for the chickens and it looks like a very low percentage of eggs hatched. Of the Americaunas we ended up with two chicks and of the Black Copper Marans only 4 hatched. … Continue reading

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Spring Chicks on the way!

Earlier this month we decided that we needed more chickens. Don’t ask me how we came to that conclusion since we have 20+ chickens already and they are currently laying an average of 15 eggs a day right now! (We … Continue reading

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Locked in the chicken house?

Here is an amusing tale of caution for all of us with backyard flocks of chickens! Today was a stormy, windy day here in the Mojave Desert. As the rest of my family is out of town for the week … Continue reading

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What I Did on My Winter Vacation

Well, it hasn’t been a vacation really… it just feels like it! Usually, you can expect wind and cold in February in the Mojave Desert – but this year I’ve already used the AC in my truck quite a bit. … Continue reading

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Chicken Update…

Owls and Chickens continued… Well, the chicks that we ordered from Murray McMurray came in the mail today! 18 healthy chicks… Our order consisted of 10 Araucana (Americana) , 5 Red Stars, 2 Golden Polish and Murray McMurray always throws … Continue reading

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Owls and Chickens

 So we have had a flock of Cuckoo Marans chickens for about 3 years now. Out of all the different breeds that we have raised over the years the Marans have been my favorite. I really like the chocolate brown … Continue reading

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Looks like someone is taking it easy today

We have a flock of chickens here… Most of them are Cuckoo Marans and it looks like one of the young ones just started laying! Looks like we won’t be buying eggs at the store anytime soon…

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