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Quasimoto - Barred Rock pulletRecently I said my final good-byes to a tough little bird.  Quasimodo (or Quasi for short), was a Barred Plymouth Rock pullet.  She arrived by mail, day-old, with 15 “sisters” – an event I’ve looked forward to almost every other year since 1985.  All of the chicks were as normal as chicks can be; active, investigative, eating, drinking and determinedly establishing the hierarchy of the group – otherwise known as the ‘pecking order’.

All was going well until Day Six.  I never could establish what actually happened.  Two granddaughters had visited that day, and as usual, made a bee line for the chick...

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Charlcie

Lucky Pierre - Marans roosterIt’s been a L-O-N-G time since my last post.  What with wedding preparations (my oldest son), being up and down with some persistent ailment, and being deluged with web design and maintenance duties (for everyone else’s website – not mine); I let my Fowler’s Farm Fresh site and this blog, fall by the wayside.  Anyway… 

I am happy to report that for the time being we are ‘roosterless’.  Now I have said, and it still is true that one does not need a rooster in order for hens to produce eggs.  So why did a rooster reside for a little over a year at FFF?  

Not long ago I fell in love with, and still do love, the Marans breed.  Marans originated...

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Charlcie

Pullet with styrofoamThe other day I happened to read a post on someone’s blog where the poster indicated that feeding Styrofoam to chickens will result in hens laying more eggs.  Say what???

I just HAD to research this crazy tidbit and found a number of posts on chicken community boards and groups that there were a good number of people out there swearing this was so.  I was incredulous to say the least.  Now yes…chickens do appear to love the stuff, but that doesn’t mean it actually will cause them to lay more eggs; nor does it mean that ingesting Styrofoam is in any shape of the imagination good for them.

One poster indicated with authority that Styrofoam passes right through a chicken's digestive tract, but is reduced so much in size by the gizzard that no Styrofoam material is noted in...

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