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I was sitting in the farm office yesterday and heard the loudest, insistent squawking coming from the backyard. It sounded like when one of the hens lays an egg and cackles to let everyone know, but it kept going and going and going. I realized it must be coming from my new rooster, Earl, so … Continue reading Earl 1 – Hawk 0
We’ve suffered a major loss on the farm due to hawks and lepto. I’m sure you know hawks like to grab little ones such as chickens and bunnies, but perhaps you don’t know what lepto is. Short for leptospirosis, it is a nasty and often fatal bacteria that comes from the urine of cattle and … Continue reading Losses on the Farm: Hawks and Lepto
I have hens - no rooster. We lived in a place with neighbors, and I didn't think they'd appreciate a rooster, but now that we have the farm, I kept my eyes open for the last two months for a chance to re-home an unwanted rooster. You know, people get a bunch of chicks every … Continue reading Tales from the Animal Whisperer: Earl the Rooster