Urban Hen House

A day in the life of chickens

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

  Crackers II, Penny and Crackers I are pictured left to right.  Proof indeed that chickens roost on a roosting bar once the sun sets. The girls cozy up with each other now at night, but in their first month together, the blacks forced the red off of the bar.  Since she grew, the red ... [More]

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 | 3 Comments

I just learned how to butcher a chicken! I went to a class in a local Seattle neighborhood. A lady opened up her yard, and shared her knowledge and skill. I have to admit, I was a little cautious to join a group of complete strangers wielding sharp knives. I half expected to see some PETA protest... [More]

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Friday, September 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Meet Penny the Rhode Island Red hen.  She hatched in April 2011 and began laying an egg a day in September 2011. She walks right up to us and lets us pick her up.  She’ll eat treats right out of our hands.  She’s a very sweet bird.  Her comb and wattle darkened up in ... [More]