Video of Willow announcing that she has laid an egg. (Note: It’s really only interesting for the audio, not the visuals.
Michael took these lovely and charismatic images of our girls. Call him if you’re in need of Poultry Portraiture.
It’s been a weird summer in our garden. Some of it was by choice. We grew Mexican Gherkins for the first time. They are sour cucumbers, but they look like itty bitty watermelons (at their largest, they’re a few centimeters … Continued
At least two, if not three of our chickens are laying eggs. Michael spotted one and when we looked closer, we found 6 more eggs in a little pile inside the coop. We know Gandalf isn’t laying since she’s going … Continued
Yup, more pictures of chickens. They’re no longer gawky adolescents, but not yet hens. Willow likes to peck.
Chickenheim is a modest housing development nestled in the heart of Erdenheim, PA. Fashioned out of a neglected play set, it provides its deniz-hens with all the comforts of home, and shelter from the foxes and hawks that prowl the … Continued
The first real change we noticed in the chicks was the growth of their tail feathers! They also seem to enjoy climbing on us, which we’ve encouraged because it’s supposed to reduce later pecking and fear of contact (in both … Continued
We are pretty shocked at how quickly the chickies have grown into hens. Here are some of the pictures from their first week in the world.
When Zayne was born, we planted a tree in his honor. Three-year-old Arden named it the Tree Brother, and our gardens have been Tree Brother Farm ever since.
After a significant hiatus, we have decided to update the family site, with an emphasis on our garden and its inhabitants.