Skirting Fleeces

The alpacas arrived looking like a Southern Californian visiting Canada in February: puffy coats, Ugg boots, and fur hats pulled down so low they could barely see. Those thick, heavy fleeces ideally come off in late spring before the summer temperatures skyrocket and...

First Eggs

Our current flock is going on 21 weeks old and we have been watching a couple of our most developed pullets very closely. Lizzy Leghorn was our first pullet to develop and has the largest, reddest comb of anyone. Her pelvis has spread to nearly 3 fingers wide and we...
Sexing Chickens: Hen or Rooster?

Sexing Chickens: Hen or Rooster?

It’s that time of year again. New chicken owners the world over have pullets nearing point of lay and they are all asking the same questions: Why is my hen’s comb getting so big and red? Is she really a he? Sexing chickens over 16 weeks of age is actually...