Mar 7, 2014

Flock Focus Friday, 3/7/14

Day old chicken chick
After battling single digit temperatures most of the week, the flock is looking forward to a reprieve this weekend as temperatures are expected to soar into the low 40s! We got a half dozen new chicks this week and spring fever has kicked into high gear! 
GIVEAWAYS!
3/7/14-3/14/14 9pm EST
Enter to WIN either
1) A coupon for a 50 lb bag of the Nutrena Poultry Feed of your choice
or
2) a Happy Hen Treats Prize Package
(Mealworm Frenzy, Sunflower Sensation and a Treat Ball!)
After battling single digit temperatures most of the week, the flock is looking forward to a reprieve this weekend as temperatures are expected to soar into the low 40s! 
ellen deHeneres (a Marans hen, half Black Copper Marans, half Wheaten Marans) trying to see past Mount Snow.
ellen deHeneres Marans hen
 ellen deHeneres and Windy. Windy is also a Marans, but a Blue Splash Marans.
Two Marans hens
 The spring temptation has begun as baby chicks have begun arriving in feed stores everywhere! We picked up four Barred Plymouth Rock pullets and two Red Pullets of undetermined breed. The chicks keep me company while I work in my office, staying warm underneath and playing on top of their EcoGlow Brooder. Read more about the EcoGlow brooder and what makes it infinitely safer to use than traditional heat lamps HERE.
Three day old chicks on and under Brinsea EcoGlow Brooder
 Blaze (Black Copper Marans rooster) has the company of my two Tolbunt Polish Frizzles until the weather warms up outside. The scabs from his frostbite are nearly gone and their head feathers from bored flock mates picking them have begun filling in.
Marans rooster and Tolbunt Polish Frizzle hens
 Sparky (Black Copper Marans rooster). I think he was speaking his mind about the never-ending winter.
Black Copper Marans rooster
 This Partridge Plymouth Rock has been molting at a rapid rate the past few weeks. It's remarkable to see the difference six days makes.
Partridge Plymouth Rock hen, molting
 My Trail Cam captured a coyote and an opossum skulking behind the chicken coops at night this week. I am not the least bit worried about either of them, however, as the coops are predator-proof. This opossum was not near my chicken coops and certainly not inside either chicken run. This post and beam fence surrounds my backyard, not my coops, so while he was in my backyard,  he was no threat to my flock at any time.
Coyote and opossum behind chicken coops
 Freida (Silkie hen).
White Silkie hen
 Backyard chickens, Marans, Bantam Cochin Frizzle & barnyard mix
 Lola, Columbian Wyandotte and a Partridge Plymouth rock chicken
 Serama rooster and Bantam Cochin Frizzle hen, Rachel
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I don't always look like a movie star, but when I do...I resemble a Winkie
I don't want buns of steel, I want buns of cinnamon
RISE AND GRIND!
I'm not fat, I'm fluffy.
Does it LOOK like I've had my coffee? Ok...then WHY are you still talking.
Oh, look...it's coffeethirty.
Too much Monday, not enough coffee.
I really need a day between Saturday and Sunday.
Thanks for visiting and have a great week!
Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick

433 comments :

  1. You have the best pictures. What kind of camera do you use?

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  2. nancykittykay3/7/14, 8:20 PM

    Okay, I read your advice everyday, alot I don't know!! Thank you for all the pictures and updates. I love Rachael<3

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  3. Susan Carnahan3/7/14, 8:21 PM

    Yummmm

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  4. So love those meal worms. Can never buy enough.

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  5. Mary Bremer3/7/14, 8:21 PM

    very nice and helpful things to win.

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  6. Mandi Hinton Miller3/7/14, 8:22 PM

    Love everything that you do :) Would really love to win the Happy Hen Treats package. restarting a flock that the neighbors dogs killed ;(

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  7. TheChickenChick3/7/14, 8:31 PM

    Thanks Cami!

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  8. Mary Beth Hartley3/7/14, 8:31 PM

    Thank you for all the information! I have learned so much from your blog!

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  9. Darcy Carothers Davenport3/7/14, 8:32 PM

    Thank you! You offer all the chicken chat I need!!

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  10. Love your pics! Would love to win

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  11. Michelle Chun3/7/14, 8:34 PM

    The first thing I do when I sign on to Facebook is look to check your daily Rachel.

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  12. Another lovely FFF. I'm continuing toward improving my chicken keeping inventory. I was wondering what size of a pen you have to keep Blaze, Calista and Ally in. I need to get one before it's too late.

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  13. Avis Peterson3/7/14, 8:35 PM

    Great night photo captures of the two predators. We will also be setting up our 'game cam' once the run is ready to use, actually it's a good idea to set it now and see what is happening during the dark of the night (besides the frequent coyote treks and yelps). Thank you and the merchants for the great giveaways!
    Cheers, Avis (who still doesn't have a connection with discus. My bad.

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  14. Debbie Jones3/7/14, 8:36 PM

    I like the advice and chicken pictures :)

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  15. Brandee Gutierrez3/7/14, 8:36 PM

    I just got 6 one day old silver laced wyandottes and have 2 three week old silkies! I love your blog! I'm learning a lot!

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  16. TheChickenChick3/7/14, 8:37 PM

    Congratulations!!

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  17. Love the blog & the fb page! Great chicken info & advice

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  18. TheChickenChick3/7/14, 8:37 PM

    You don't need a Disqus account, Avis. No worries. ;)

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  19. Diane Poole Gilbert3/7/14, 8:38 PM

    Love all the pictures!!

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  20. TheChickenChick3/7/14, 8:38 PM

    They are in a 48" dog kennel. I bought it for $100 at a local store, but it's MUCH cheaper online here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002IH01W/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0002IH01W&linkCode=as2&tag=thechichi-20

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  21. TheChickenChick3/7/14, 8:39 PM

    Lol. Thanks Michelle. :)

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  22. Thank you. "Live" is fun--for me.

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  23. Wendy Karcher3/7/14, 8:42 PM

    Always look forward to Fridays, not because it's the last day of work, because it's Flock Focus Friday!

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  24. Dolly Rickerman3/7/14, 8:43 PM

    My new babies are coming April 2!!!!

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  25. Can always use feed and treats, love your site, very helpful

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  26. Leeunder Heptinstall Sr.3/7/14, 8:50 PM

    Have 33 eggs due on the15th and started 16 more yesterday.

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  27. Lfbkicks123/7/14, 8:50 PM

    I love your giveaways!! Thank you!

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  28. Kathy Bagan Gross3/7/14, 8:51 PM

    love the info

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  29. What a great treat!!!!

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  30. Cindy Thomas3/7/14, 8:52 PM

    Great Pics! :)

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  31. Doreen Lapointe3/7/14, 8:56 PM

    Thank you for your new offer, my flock would love these treats, they are only 3wks old so, they may have to wait for some of the treats. Your blog has so much useful info, I find myself always following up on what you have said. Thanks!

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  32. Tracy Harden3/7/14, 8:58 PM

    Glad to see the housebound flockets are healing up!

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  33. Shelby Murdock3/7/14, 9:09 PM

    Been battling crazy temps here too. Will be in the 20s at night and 60 in the day. Makes having a brooder that is outside nerve racking. I'm constantly adjusting the temps.

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  34. Jenie Benson3/7/14, 9:09 PM

    After I lost one of my very first flock to something (likely a stray cat), I put a net on the run. Since then, the only time anything has got any of my flock was when the net got a hole and they turned into escape artists. So then I put wire on it. I feel much better about their safety now.

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  35. Teri McInnis3/7/14, 9:18 PM

    Spring is right around the corner, you can hear the birds chirping and the days are longer.
    My girls have been thru a rough winter, they would love the treats!

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  36. I'm eagerly anticipating the arrival of my baby chicks.

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  37. getting more babies tomorrow hopefully. can use the feed and/or treats for my older ones, they love them, thanks and enter me, have a great weekend and enjoy the weather.

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  38. Jennifer Laforest3/7/14, 9:31 PM

    Planning to fire up our new incubator this weekend, hope we get some chicks in a few weeks!

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  39. Grin. Love to see the girls and their beaux.

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  40. Shannon Regan3/7/14, 9:41 PM

    Love your blog. It has been a life saver.

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  41. Preparing brooder space inside..would love some great feed and treats for the girls outside..all this chick info is best for me..thank you :)

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  42. cathyspears3/7/14, 9:43 PM

    Oh I would love to win this! I would love to try the Happy Hen treats.Thanks for the great info and pics of all your flock! Look forward to Rachel news all the time!

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  43. Sharron Johnson3/7/14, 9:48 PM

    This makes it so hard to hold off on getting more chicks! But my coop isn't ready for more. Building bigger (much bigger! Taking chicken math into account!) coop this spring/summer! Can't wait for the fall chicks! Also, one way or another I'll have an EcoGlow brooder before any more chicks. No more heat lamps for this chicken mama! Thanks for the wonderful pics/info and the great giveaways Kathy!

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  44. Vicki Lubarsky3/7/14, 10:11 PM

    Can't wait to a hatch a few eggs this spring!

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  45. Ventresca Sandalynn3/7/14, 11:03 PM

    I love your site, very helpful and love the pics.

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  46. SOMEONE had to stay in the run by herself today in a time out while her flockies got to help mom dig for worms. What a sad chicken she was, too. However my dear little arm chicken deserves some peck free time away from Ms. Grumpy. Why is it that the sweet ones are often at the bottom of the pecking order?!

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  47. Leah Hendershot3/7/14, 11:28 PM

    You are my new favorite blog. 3 new chickies this week and looking forward to working on sprucing up the coop as soon as it's warm!!!

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  48. Julie Walter DeMoss3/7/14, 11:29 PM

    Love all the photo's great give away too

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  49. Sandi Bergeron3/8/14, 12:26 AM

    Thanks for the offer to enter. My 1 week old chick are doing great, thanks to your guidance! My official variance came certified mail today!

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  50. My girls love the hen treats. Chicken Chick has gotten me through the nervous first few weeks of my baby chicks. I have read everything she has and it has been a life saver for me. My girls are 1 year now and I still follow her advice faithfully. Thanks

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  51. Love your flock and this blog. It is so informative!

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  52. I'm getting my first chicks in a week! So excited!

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  53. Kelly Migash Chronister3/8/14, 6:24 AM

    Waiting for the arrival of my new chicks and would love to win!

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  54. Karen Duke3/8/14, 6:36 AM

    42 eggs in the brooder, waiting to pick up 15 some eggciting unusual chicks on Monday, come on spring!

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  55. mary carmen3/8/14, 6:42 AM

    So many giveaways, thank you for the chance!!

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  56. Deborah Paterson3/8/14, 6:48 AM

    Thanks for all the tips and goodies up to try out. This week we had threat of more sleet and snow but it's Atlanta and 2 days later we are in the 70's. Putting a lot of your tips in practice as I spring clean one coop and wrap up construction on another :) Thanks so very much :)

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  57. Love your Friday posts (=

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  58. Katlyn Koester3/8/14, 8:16 AM

    I love how you can tell chicken's different attitudes just from a picture. Would love to win!

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  59. Summers Acres3/8/14, 8:21 AM

    Subscribed via bloglovin....I'm so glad we haven't had any issues with frostbite. I always love your insight and just looking at your pictures. One of these days we are getting one of those EcoGlow Brooders.

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  60. Sarah Eller3/8/14, 8:26 AM

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter!!

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  61. So looking forward to spring!!!

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  62. Really enjoy your blog. Just got my first hens, and appreciate your information

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  63. Your chickens are so beautiful. I wish my flock was as varied. Slowly but surely!

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  64. New babies arrived Thursday here. We've added Black Jersey Giants, Cinnamon Queens (both new breeds to us) and Rhode Island Reds. I still have Turkens on order. Been raising chickens for 4 years now.

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  65. Teresa Taylor3/8/14, 9:13 AM

    My peeps are ready for some supervised free range today (supposed to get up in mid-sixties!). They would love some Happy Hen Treats....thanks for great info and the chance to win.

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  66. I always worry about predators around the coops, even if they are predator proof. Good thing I have a livestock guardian dog now for the goats. He keeps an eye out around the whole place.

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  67. Christa Goss3/8/14, 9:16 AM

    Incubating eggs for a hatch this week. Can't wait to see my new fluffy butts!

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  68. Love your site. When I am looking for anything chicken (except recipes of course!) I come to your site first and check out your sponsors. I feel I can trust you and your information! Thank you so much!

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  69. I want to enter. My chicks and duck would love any of them

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  70. Micah Fenton3/8/14, 9:28 AM

    Love this site!! I read your posts everyday!!!

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  71. going to try some new chicks this year, I saw yours and I know I can't say no to some new babies in my flock. Chicken math.... gotta love it

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  72. We are fortunate to be enjoying warmer temperatures these days. But now it's raining constantly!

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  73. Darlene Granberg3/8/14, 9:34 AM

    I have ben bitten by the I Want Spring Chicks bug! Lol

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  74. Judging from the picture, are you sure the opossum wasn't in the coop?

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  75. Linda Saylor3/8/14, 9:51 AM

    I look forward to my daily Rachel and all of the useful information you offer. Now if I just in one of your contests, it would be the my frosting on the cake.

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  76. Linda Saylor3/8/14, 9:54 AM

    Last week was 2nd hatch, 1 silkie and 4 Seramas. They are doing well. My seramas are micro and A size and are so adorable.

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  77. I like the trail cam photos--that is great that your area is predator proof.

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  78. Hey Kathy! Thanks for all the info and giveaways! Love your site and your beautiful flock

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  79. love your pictures cute girls mine are ready for spring you have such useful blogs love reading them .

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  80. I am subscribed. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  81. Erin Gay Hulderson3/8/14, 10:22 AM

    Thanks for the great info!

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  82. Susan Kanarick3/8/14, 10:29 AM

    your pictures make my day! Love the chickens.

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  83. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  84. Raven Locks3/8/14, 10:32 AM

    Good to hear your chicks are happy and warm despite the cold temperatures :)


    Thanks for this giveaway! I'd love to win the Happy Hen Treats for my hens.


    xo Azu

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  85. I love the captions on your photos! Very funny!
    Thanks for another giveaway chance :)
    graceinapril@gmail.com

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  86. Caitlyn Ralston3/8/14, 10:35 AM

    I would love to win this! Thanks for the opportunity! I couldn't resist chicks either! I got 4 pullets ( they said they were Tetra Tints ) and 2 red pullets!

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  87. Love your website! I subscribe via email :)

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  88. Carolyn Zewe3/8/14, 11:02 AM

    Thanks again for all the great information on your blog! It is now my go to site for chicken questions. All the great photos are an added bonus. I need more chickens!

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  89. As always, I love looking at the pictures of your chickens and feel like I already won. Of course, I would love to get some freebies for my girlies as well. Keep the lovely pictures coming :)

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  90. Valerie Belley3/8/14, 11:34 AM

    I follow by e-mail and love reading your blog!

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  91. Tracy Spangler3/8/14, 12:00 PM

    I subscribe via email, BlogLovin' anf Google+!

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  92. Tracy Spangler3/8/14, 12:02 PM

    I'd love to win the Nutrena Feed. We sold our roosters to some 4-H kids just getting started, so now we have room for another batch of chicks! Plus our Naked Neck hen just had seven chicks and our other hen is going broody. It's finally spring! Thank you!

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  93. Clara McIver3/8/14, 12:05 PM

    I'm envious of anyone getting new chicks. We had accidental chicks last summer and they were such fun. Since we weren't prepared for them we did lose a few to predators (snake, coyote and ??)


    Most of our snow has melted again and the flock is out enjoying some freedom. They were definitely suffering from cabin/coop fever and quite grumpy with each other.

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  94. Would love to have either !!

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  95. I would love to win this.

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  96. Juli Morris3/8/14, 12:54 PM

    Oh boy! Food prizes again! The ladies want me to get busy and enter this one since I never feed them! LOL...

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  97. linda prater3/8/14, 12:57 PM

    My girls would love to win food they're ready. I my coffee with you every day.

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  98. Brenda Hollmann3/8/14, 12:58 PM

    I love all your giveaways! This makes it a challenge and fun!!! Keep it up..

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  99. Esther widgren3/8/14, 1:31 PM

    Chick season leads to chick fever!!

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  100. Judy Jacobs3/8/14, 1:34 PM

    The girls have finally decided it's spring, and time to get serious about laying eggs, low temps notwithstanding. There are four of them in one nest box right now, and never mind that there are ten perfectly good nest boxes sitting empty.

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  101. Love the info you always put on your blog! Thank you for the opportunity to win some awesome giveaways!

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  102. I love the newsletter in my email box - it makes it easy for me not to miss anything!

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  103. Great prizes!

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  104. Anna Orgeron3/8/14, 3:11 PM

    We got 16 inches of heavy, wet snow yesterday into last night. Lost power several times. I've spent the morning shoveling. Won't make it all the way to the coops until tomorrow, but everyone has plenty of water and food.

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  105. Becky Hoffman Gray3/8/14, 3:33 PM

    Today feels like spring could actually be coming. I know my hens are hopeful!

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  106. Love your expertise! I learn sooo much!

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  107. Eileen Head3/8/14, 4:06 PM

    60 degrees here in the sunny south - we spent the morning adding hardware cloth over the windows and to the eves of the chicken coop. Can't be too careful!

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  108. Julie Drigot3/8/14, 5:14 PM

    Great giveaways! I know I always say that but truly they are.

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  109. TheChickenChick3/8/14, 5:23 PM

    I've got recipes here too, Jeanne! See the recipe tab at the top of the page. ;)

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  110. Brandy Keyes3/8/14, 5:38 PM

    Chicks are growing in the brooder! Thank you for the giveaway chances!

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  111. Tanya Procknow3/8/14, 7:11 PM

    I love seeing Rachel.

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  112. Yes! Yes! Treats and food- my gals (and me) would be tickled with either. In the mean time, I'm going to try re-reading the beak repair post without going 'ewwww'. Thanks, as always!

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  113. Kimberly Swenson3/8/14, 7:18 PM

    You always come up with some great pics and captions with ur flock!! Love to win either of these prizes!! I feed nutrawise!!!

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  114. Crappy Pictures3/8/14, 8:27 PM

    Love the pics and the captions! Thanks for the generous giveaway, I'd be thrilled with either one. We have 6 chicks...just getting started.

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  115. Chris Price Kluge3/8/14, 8:33 PM

    pick me, pick me! I need treats!

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  116. TheChickenChick3/8/14, 9:10 PM

    Chris, the treats are for the CHICKENS! LOL!! :D

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  117. Marilee Hagee3/8/14, 9:21 PM

    Thank you, for the giveaways and the information you provide. I must do something wrong, because I cannot submit under my name

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  118. TheChickenChick3/8/14, 9:22 PM

    Ugh. Bummer. :(

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  119. TheChickenChick3/8/14, 9:24 PM

    I think you've got it covered, Tracy! lol

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  120. It sure looks to me like the opossum is INSIDE your coop. You made need to take a closer look at your coop security. Though I doubt the possum would take on a chicken, he'd certainly enjoy the eggs and I'd be concerned that other predators like raccoons are able to get in.

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  121. Dianne Bosque3/8/14, 9:51 PM

    No, pick me. Please. Ha, Ha. I love your blog and emails. I always seem to learn something new. Thanks for all the hard work.

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  122. I really need something to bribe my chicks with right now... LOL

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  123. I almost didn't read this, as the e-mail header said "Read the Latest Post from The Chick Chick", (not The Chicken Chick), but then I saw "Flock Focus Friday" and I knew a spammer wouldn't come up with that! Nutrena is the feed I usually get, and I have yet to (let my girls) try the Happy Hens treats, so I don't know which prize I'd like better.

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  124. Six new chicks just arrived! Thanks for all the great info.

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  125. Six new chicks just arrived! Love all the info.

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  126. Meg Kapla Oursler3/9/14, 8:54 AM

    I love seeing all the pics with the names, they make me smile. The trail cam pics are fascinating, great idea to see who is hanging around. Glad that the chicks are all safe from them!

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  127. Heidi Weeks3/9/14, 9:34 AM

    Our girls love Happy Hen Treats!

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  128. Jenn Brown3/9/14, 9:36 AM

    Love this feed.

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  129. dabercrombie3/9/14, 9:37 AM

    I have my aqua mizer and the ecoglow brooder (hope your sponsors appreciate your efforts on their behalf). Would love to win something. My chicks aren't even here yet and they are expensive! Worth every penny though. Looking forward to being a "chick mom" again.

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  130. Matt harrison3/9/14, 9:38 AM

    Hoping to start my flock this month! Coop nearly finished!

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  131. Awesome giveaway. I will definitely check out the Happy Hen Treats! Just got my baby chicks yesterday!

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  132. Just love your blog and the photos!!

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  133. Wonderful giveaways.

    Thank you for offering it up. Good luck everyone

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  134. Melissa Woodrow3/9/14, 9:41 AM

    I just saw the Nutrena Nature Wise at our local TSC for the first time this weekend. I would love to try it.

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  135. We own an ice cream store and 3 chickens who live nearby hang out around our store everyday. Sometimes they hang out under the picnic tables and we even have pictures of them on the windowsills looking into the building! They first appeared in April of last year so its coming up on one year that they've been hanging around. We have come to really like them in the year we've known them. They recognize the employees that they see on a regular basis and come running when we call them. If we win, we would give the feed/treats to them.

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  136. Best feeds ive found.from an awesome site

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  137. Michelle Hendrickson3/9/14, 9:43 AM

    LOVE your blogs! Such great information! Thank you for a chance at all the great products!!

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  138. Love your page and all the info you have :)

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  139. Judy Daugherty3/9/14, 9:46 AM

    I look forward to your page every day. The great grandkids and myself love our chickens. We have 23 new chicks we got at the feed store. We are going to incubate some Americanas and 6 goose eggs and about 12 duck eggs. Wish us luck. Thank you.

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  140. Tina Wahl Gosnell3/9/14, 9:47 AM

    My chicks love the happy hen mealies!

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  141. I have 25 chicks and 4 ducklings on the way! Thank you for your help!

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  142. 10 new babies here in arkansas! Houdans

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  143. chick lady3/9/14, 9:48 AM

    Your info has been very helpful!!! Thanks so much!

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  144. I feed Nutrena and the Feather Fixer for the first time this fall and winter since the girls were moulting during this cold weather

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  145. Eva Merchant Johnston3/9/14, 9:48 AM

    Kathy you have really helped in my "chicken raising/loving" journey! I just love all the coffee pictures and simple jokes each day too!!!

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  146. debbieinsuffolk@optonline.net3/9/14, 9:50 AM

    I am a new chick mom and just love my girls. I do have a question. Do they go up on the roost when it is dark out? I went to the coop after dark and some of them were still on the bottom of the coop. I was not sure if they go up after dark. Thanks in advance.

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  147. My hens just started laying this week. So excited!!!

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  148. We just got our very first chicks. Thanks for all the tips!

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  149. Alison Drouillard3/9/14, 9:54 AM

    I would love some new spring chicks

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  150. mincochick3/9/14, 9:54 AM

    I absolutely love your blog.

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  151. I would love to win!

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  152. Sandy Scofield3/9/14, 9:54 AM

    WIn a 50 lb bag of Nutrena Chicken & Poultry Feed or a Happy Hen Treats Prize Package! Yes, please.

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  153. Shannon Todd Hobbs3/9/14, 9:55 AM

    I loved your latest email with all of the chick info and reminders about these great giveaways! With with new chicks in, I've been real busy and haven't been on the computer much lol. Thanks for always taking time to post great things!

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  154. Valerie Jensen3/9/14, 9:57 AM

    Woo hoo! Just in time for spring!

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  155. Josephine Boscia Amrhein3/9/14, 9:57 AM

    Love your blog- and your posts from your flock :)

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  156. Christopher Tarver3/9/14, 9:58 AM

    Always could use some more Nutrena... or as my hens just reminded me, Treats

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  157. Lisa Frazier3/9/14, 10:00 AM

    Chickens gotta eat so I would love to win some :)

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  158. Enter me please. Thank you!

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  159. Just got more babies!! Thanks for the infor.

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  160. We're looking at adding to our flock and we'd love some help with feed costs! Thanks!

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  161. Lana Westerfield3/9/14, 10:06 AM

    Great photos! Thanks!

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  162. I' staying away for the Tractor Feed store as well. although I would love to get a couple more hens. RI red. but they only sell baby chicks and you have to get 6. I can't have 6 more. only want 2 large brown egg layers.

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  163. Yay! Soo excited! After failing to get the local fees store to order Nature Wise, I was soo excited to find it at the local hardware store! My ladies love it!

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  164. Crysta Ladwig3/9/14, 10:18 AM

    My friends love when I share your chicken funnies.

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  165. Jody Taylor3/9/14, 10:18 AM

    Resisting the urge (thus far) to add chicks this spring.

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  166. Dawn Lemerand Feeney3/9/14, 10:18 AM

    My ladies would love this!

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  167. Marcia Bishoff3/9/14, 10:23 AM

    My hens love the meal worms. Haven't yet tried the other treats, but would love to.

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  168. My girls would love this. I buy mealworms by the 10 pound bags. Yep. They're spoiled rotten.

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  169. Bronwyn Eisermann3/9/14, 10:28 AM

    Question:
    I have 3 Cochin hens, 1 frizzle roo and 2 austrolaup hens. My roo tries to mate with the bigger girls. Would anything come of the eggs if I incubated them?

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  170. I would love to win!

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  171. Great info no matter what you need help with.

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  172. Robin Braswell Hucks3/9/14, 10:32 AM

    I would love to win! I might have to share the worms with my wild birds too!

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  173. Thanks for all the great giveaways, Kathy...and of course, the info, the pictures, the most excellent captions....YOU ROCK!!

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  174. My best friend shovels the snow at home and the neighbors and at work at a dog kennel I bought her an electric snow shovel for 99 dollars it is worth every penny look into them because it is saving her poor sore body and the work is doen much faster

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  175. I also was concerned when the email said it was from the Chick Chick, but YAY it was safe, it was you. I just love having you on Facebook. A cheerful way to keep my day going positive, even when Rachel has the stink eye. Thank you for the chances to win all of your wonderful giveaways.

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  176. Your chickens are just beautiful. We have 13 as of now. Slowly adding to our group.

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  177. Havnt tried purina for our chickens or other fowl yet. This would be a great time to see how they like it. That or all the tasty treats I'm sure they would really like those.

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  178. Kara Eichelman Leahy3/9/14, 10:48 AM

    The feed store won't have chicks until the 21st .... must exhibit self control.... how many chickens can you cram into a 4' x 4' coop again?? LOL!

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  179. Oh boy! It's spring! I have 7 eggs in my Mini Advance bator, and thanks to YOU for "egging" us on, I'm so excited I can hardly stand myself! Thanks for all the resources you've provided for us; I refer to you site almost daily! And thanks for another great give away!!!!

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  180. Nancy Miller Jones3/9/14, 10:59 AM

    My girl love Happy Hen treats!!!

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  181. Chip Wilfong3/9/14, 11:01 AM

    I bought 25 Welsummer pullets in February and have been keeping them in the house. They are just about full feathered and the weather is almost warm enough to put them out.

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  182. Liza Moore Kennedy3/9/14, 11:03 AM

    Adding a 'few' more to the flock, this should come in handy!

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  183. Awesome prize pack for my ladies :)

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  184. Dawn E. Sarver3/9/14, 11:07 AM

    yep I'm in! info and learning is priceless

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  185. Diana Raidy3/9/14, 11:10 AM

    I enjoy looking at your photos and captions. Thanks for sharing your flock and the terrific giveaways.

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  186. Becky Lovett Kulis3/9/14, 11:12 AM

    The coop and brooder are almost ready for our chicks that we will be getting on the 19th! Thanks for all your posts!

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  187. Tara Robins3/9/14, 11:31 AM

    I'm loving the frizzles you have, talk about picture posers! lol

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  188. Mary Armour3/9/14, 11:32 AM

    What a great help this would be to anyone of us! Thanks!

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  189. Michelle Karling3/9/14, 11:33 AM

    I would love to win either prize, I've never fed nutrena and would love to try it. The treats would be nice as well :) I love all the cute pics you post with captions. And the info i read here is great.

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  190. LaDonna Fair3/9/14, 12:08 PM

    Already a subscriber and follow on FB. would love to win some food/treats for the girls

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  191. Tracy Martin3/9/14, 12:11 PM

    I really depend on your information - my chicks and chickens thank you!

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  192. Love love love this blog!!!

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  193. natalien5553/9/14, 12:30 PM

    Thank you for always answering my chick questions...you've been a big comfort to me in my new adventure...and I'm sure my girls would thank you if they could :)

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  194. Shari DeWire Buck3/9/14, 12:32 PM

    Thanks for the info!! Love your blogs!

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  195. 37 chicks in the incubator! (11 are frizzels

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  196. It's always time to buy more food. Where does it go???...

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  197. Kim Collins Hunt3/9/14, 1:40 PM

    Would love the treats!

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  198. Elizabeth H3/9/14, 1:47 PM

    Kathy, Thank you for the giveaways and great info. We are at 8 chicks and have 16 eggs to go!

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