Category Archives: Commentary

Raising Chickens Part VI: Feeding Those Layers

Here, we are only dealing with feed for adult laying chickens.  (If you have an associated rooster, who is obviously NOT going to be laying a thing, he’s fine eating his harem’s food.) It is possible during the non winter … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Take Four

Back in 2014 – 2015, I ran a short periodic series, called Food for Thought.  News highlights from around the world of nutrition and foods, some parts serious, some parts facetious (civet poo, anyone)? I figured it time to have … Continue reading

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Raising Chickens, Part V: The Bin, or Storage at Your Coop

Like me, you may well have a bin for chicken supplies.  Or, you may be keeping your chickens in a more barn-style coop, where you can have a dedicated storage room or at the least, a high storage shelf or … Continue reading

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Holi, Indian Festival of Colors: Chicken Tikka Masala Whole30 Style

Contains:  Coconut, nightshades.  Is:  Gluten-free, Paleo, Whole 30.      Yes, if you prefer to have basmati or jasmine rice instead of cauliflower rice, please go ahead.  I made this when I wanted to do one of those Whole 30 … Continue reading

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Raising Chickens, Part II: Welcoming Baby Chicks

Baby chicks are available from a variety of online sources, and you can also get them (at least in the US) from Ag-way, Tractor Supply, or a few mom & pop stores.  Ideally, you can get baby chicks from neighboring … Continue reading

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January First: A Year and Two Days an Official Resident Here

A year and two days have elapsed since officially settling into my home, although I’ve been here in the Hilltowns of western Massachusetts since mid-month that past December. HAPPY NEW YEAR The ground was broken to build this house in … Continue reading

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Rooster Corfu

As some of you may remember, I raised some chickens for meat this summer.  They arrived May 3rd, and went outdoors sometime in June, and were harvested for meat September 30th.  After a short adjustment period in their chicken tractor, … Continue reading

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