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Rooster Has No Tail


Neither do most of the hens for that matter. After the last hen died I’ve discovered that there may be more going on in the coop than a struggle for a pecking order!  I got a picture of the rooster when he still had one tiny feather left 2 weeks ago, but now even that […]

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Another Dead Hen


Warning: Article not for the faint-hearted. I walked into the coop today to find a feathery rug-mat. Another one of the ‘old’ hens died since the last visit. I remember one that looked bedraggled and humped over during the past few days. I guess she’s a goner. I didn’t do an autopsy. There wasn’t much […]

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Rest of the Roosters


They were getting no rest at all. You see…two weeks ago I heard a weird sounding animal…somewhere. I had to hear it 4 times before it occurred to me that the new roosters had matured to the early crowing stage. When the first try this they sound forlorn and pitiful, rather than brave and majestic. That […]

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