Flock Focus Friday, 10/25/13

This past week was highlighted by the meeting at the Zoning Commission on my petition to legalize chickens in town. The Commission has agreed with me unanimously that chickens ought to be permitted as a matter of right in residential neighborhoods! They are setting up a committee, which will include farming, agriculture and poultry experts, to craft language to amend the zoning regulations. 
BIG win for backyard chickens!!
My argument to the Zoning Commission was taped live and can be viewed here.
Windy (Blue Splash Marans hen) is still keeping a close watch on her adoptive babies, Spartacus and the Polish Crested peeps.

This Frizzled Polish Crested chick still needs a name.

In other big news this week: Iris (an Olive Egger pullet) went broody for the first time and accepted 10 chicks as her own, which I hatched in an incubator.

With her vibrant, copper feathers, Vera (Red Sex Link pullet) is the autumn poster chick

 Buff Orpington pullet, inspecting the day’s haul. As everyone eases out of their molt, I’m finally getting blue Ameraucana eggs again. I can’t even remember the last time I saw a blue egg in the nest boxes!

Freida (White Silkie hen) and Rachel, (Bantam Cochin Frizzle) enjoy the waning days of autmn.

Thanks for joining me and have a great weekend!



Terri W

I swear by Vetericyn, having personally seen it magic at work. I would never have believed that something that calls itself an antiseptic would do the things it does to heal a number of different problems.

And treats? My bunch never seem to have enough mealworms when I offer them. I am actually thinking about trying my luck at mealworm farming next spring.

Denise Allison Magil

obviously would love to win

Denise Allison Magil

i have sand it keeps washing away i think i need half a load of gravely type sand and spread it around its a mess now spring is gonna be ruff


Get some sand, Denise!

Rose Stoltzfus

I just discovered your blog which is great. The chick links are so cute. I would love to win this.

Denise Allison Magil

would love to win my chicken run looks like a pig pen today all muddy wet yucK!

Joyce Zaleski

I think my peeps deserve a trick or treat prize 🙂 Thanks so much for the chance.


I would love to win this!

Kathy Musick

I want to enter to win the Vetericyn or the hen treats.

Stephen Sofley

Would love to have these We are always learning from you.

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