chickens

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Lizzards and Chicken Tractors

Today while Dave was taking Shorty for one of her mandatory walks around HTF, they spotted a rather large lizard. I was going to try to catch a photo of him….but he evacuated the area when I moved in for a closer look.  FAST! He was hanging out (literally) on a big stalk of some type […]

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In Pictures

I’ve been finding lots of bits of broken glass in the garden and certain areas on HTF.  I am considering using some of the pieces in a mosaic of some sort.  Perhaps some artwork object for the garden. Pictures of the new chicks are on the way!

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More Chicks

The chick count is now up to 25.  Unfortunately, this number may soon be down by one.  The reality of having animals is not always happy or fun.  Life has many components that we may not perceive as good, but it is what it is. One of the chicks hatched out in the incubator has […]

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Spraddle Leg

Today the chick count is up to 14 and I hear peeping noises coming from inside the incubator…so I expect more eggs to hatch soon. All chicks are doing great.  We do have one that had spraddle legs.  I read that this is sometimes caused by them not getting good footing right after hatching.  I […]

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More Hatching.

Lots of progress in the hatching department here at Happy Texas Farm. Chick on the way Our first chick finally made its way out of the shell with a little help from me.  I know there are many sources that say you should never “help” a chick to hatch.  However, after 10 hours the little […]

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Hatching

FINALLY.  It appears that one of the eggs in the incubator has started to hatch. I noticed it this afternoon when I was turning some of the “younger” eggs.  I heard peeping.  I stopped and listened;  I thought it might have been a bird singing outside, but no….it was in the incubator.  So I looked […]

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Farm News

Here is the latest goings on at HTF. CHICKENS We experienced a loss- (see this post).  One of our roosters bit the dust. New life is also springing forth.  Huey (the recently deceased) may soon be a father.  We have had a Buff Orpington hen sitting for about 3 weeks.  One of our “wild” girls is […]

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RIP Huey

Huey – 04/2008 thru 05/2009 Our Light Brahma Rooster, Huey passed away on 5/12/09. He literally dropped dead.  Weird, but then having animals often does expose you to these sort of tragedies. Dave was taking some pictures of Huey and he was posturing toward Dave (as he always did) and suddenly he got a funny […]

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