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Chicken Keeping Can Teach Kids About Work: Remember The Little Red Hen

At Pathfinder Farm we just celebrated one year as chicken keepers. I have come to know chickens more intimately over this period and I have learned their special secret. Chickens are workaholics! Many people report that keeping chickens is a … Continue reading

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Happy Easter from Pathfinder Farm and Quincy the Horse

I will always be first and foremost a horse person. That being said, I have come to appreciate chickens in a special way. Last year I was worried about how I would take care of the chickens but now I … Continue reading

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Chickens, Pumpkins and Sustainability

My chickens are starting their first winter and I can tell they feel like their chicken barnyard is pretty picked over. They loved having daily rations of swiss chard and lettuce from the fall veggies as well as the delicacy … Continue reading

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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): One Garden At A Time

As the named implies, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is not just about growing vegetables. It really is about community and sustainability. Many people say that the answer to problems like access to fresh, healthy food and the split between urban … Continue reading

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Free Range Chicks Turn the Corner

The chicks are 3 months old today. I am new to raising chickens but so far it has been easy. This morning I had to laugh because what I thought was my first chicken crisis turned out to be a … Continue reading

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Uh Oh!: Chickens and Toxic Plants

Uh oh!  I just learned that, like horses, chickens are endangered by plants that are toxic to them. This really bummed me out. Somehow I pictured chickens as sort of indestructible, in eating whatever they find on the ground. It … Continue reading

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A Horse Lover’s Thoughts on Keeping Chickens: Chapter 1

I have been talking about getting some chickens for Pathfinder Farm for a year or so now. At first it seemed like more of a day dream but this year I am really going to try it. Easter is coming … Continue reading

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