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The grass is not really greener

Chickens in the grass — these Alaskans also get the sort of feed that Chicken Lady recommends for fat and egg-full hens. Dear Chicken Lady, I’ve been getting grass fed beef from a friend and it is wonderful. In our local … Continue reading

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Chicken Lady answers: Bath time for birds

Dear Chicken Lady, Why are my chickens getting in their feed bowls and knocking all the feed out? It’s really annoying and a waste of feed. Don’t they mind that they are making such a mess? Sincerely,  Distressed that they Messed … Continue reading

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Beautiful winter at Locust Lane

Chicken Lady has been capturing the essence of a winter day at Locust Lane with the geese and the trees. Geese. Trees. Geese. Trees + Geese.

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Windows for Chickens

Chicken Lady Dear Chicken Lady, So we’re building a chicken coop and have some old windows we want to use in it. Will they be safe to use or will the chickens crash into them and break them, leaving sharp slivers … Continue reading

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Running around in circles — it works for birds

Laughter relieves stress and so each night when I went out to close up the birds for protection from the nightly predators I had plenty of stress relief at the duck pen where all the young ducks were. Usually we … Continue reading

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Chickens at the Alaska State Fair

Eggs hatching at Alaska State Fair, August 27, 2011 When you think “Alaska State Fair,” chickens aren’t the first creatures coming to mind. Yaks, maybe (there was one). Llamas, goats, dairy cows, sheep. And everyone knows that Alaska grows some … Continue reading

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Herding chickens and birthdays

Birthdays are about as easy to control as a herd of chickens. They happen, like it or not, just as chickens happen to move however they wish, with no regards for your desire to move them in a calm orderly … Continue reading

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