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During a time the weather was not coordinating with our chicken coop building, my mom moved the operation indoors - to the kitchen. The kitchen is fairly frequently made over into a workshop of on...

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Speckled Sussex - This rare and extremely attractive breed originated in Sussex County,England where they became known as prolific layers of medium sized brown eggs. When mature their plumage is a beautiful brownish red with feathers tipped in white. This variety combines beauty and utility which makes them an excellent choice for both a backyard flock as well as a show bird.

violet in the (hidden) birdbath by contentedsparrow{megan}, via Flickr

Three Amigos...I love this! My Aunt raised chickens as I was growing up. This makes me think of her which makes me happy

I have this idea of an orchard in the vacant corner on the far right hand corner of our property (if you are standing in the paddock looking towards Dickins Rd) where we can let the chickens roam during the day and have their coop on that side of the property somewhere.

Mr. Rooster I needed such a fellow in my mental graphics library when I was taking Ruth Barth's classes. (Lucky me!) But he deserves a few ganglia even now.

Dad built me a chicken house and I had 10 chickens. I would sit out in the yard with them and play, building "swimming pools" and hypnotizing them with a straight line!

Poule Orpington Blanche ... that's a White Orpington Hen! here to find out more

the chicken buffet - THAT's how you keep most of the food off the ground - easy to clean, too.

Aunt Lydia has many chickens. "Chickens hide things. They like to keep secrets. Chickens are like women in that respect. We all have secrets, some small ones...some we're ashamed about...Some we love having..."

What's your ideal homestead chicken? Check out the Dominique!