Flock Focus Friday, 7/19/13

It was a very busy week, which began by our acquisition of the additional acreage necessary to garner farm status, securing our right to keep not only hens, but our roosters. I’d say that’s something to crow about.

I continue working with the town and another attorney in preparing to present a regulation change to the town Zoning Commission to codify and legalize residential chicken-keeping for all residents of our town. We are, after all, a farm town- always have been, always will be.

Sunday and Monday were stressful as I found a visible infection underneath Blaze’s wattle. It is unclear whether the lesion caused his illness three weeks ago or was a result of that illness. In any event, we changed veterinarians this time and are satisfied with his current treatment plan.

We experienced near record high temperatures all week with horrendously high humidity. All of the heat-beating tricks were pulled out of the hat to keep the birds comfortable.

The heat didn’t seem to deter the ladies from contributing to the egg basket, although one could reasonably expect a significant drop in production in such high temperatures.Olive Egger hen, keeping cool inside the shaded run.Rachel (Bantam Cochin Frizzle) missed her buddy, Blaze as I kept him indoors to recuperate.

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Nancy Fitzgerald Hoggard
Nancy Fitzgerald Hoggard
8 years ago

ALWAYS love Flock Focus Friday. I'm hoping the end of the week is better than the first. SO glad about Blazing Trails Farm and glad you're pursuing the issue. LOVE to read your stuff–as alwys. It makes me smile. Brutus is such a hunk.

Alyssa Blankenship
Alyssa Blankenship
8 years ago

I love reading your stuff, learn so much!

Adrienne Parker
Adrienne Parker
8 years ago

I follow you on facebook and love your posts/blog. You have a beautiful flock and wish I could have more girls here where we live. Thanks for sharing them with us. 🙂

pamela burns
pamela burns
8 years ago

What a bird!!

Sandy
Sandy
8 years ago

Hogwash!

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