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Category Archives: Hens

Chicken mowers…

I have a few weeds within the frogfruit “lawn” – only a bizillion!!!!!!!!!!!!  YIKES!  So I needed to get creative weeding in between the frogfruit plants…and fast before they go to seed!2 weeks after I planted my frogfruit lawn, it is a weed fest.  In retrospect, I should have dusted everything with corn gluten as …

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Peep peep – Happy Valentine’s Day! xo

We have two new additions to our clan today…wee little Plymouth Rock pullets.  So far so good…our big fat mama Light Brahma’s have been accepting.  These two breeds are documented to get along well with other breeds and pets, so we have everyone in the same coop.  It is not ideal to mix hens of …

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How (not) to build a cedar stave and hog panel gate…

Step 1: Measure and plan it out.  Then measure again…and one last time for good luck.  You need to do a few gate width measurements especially, as if you have rough cedar posts you will be affixing the gate to, you have to measure the width several locations across the full length of the fence …

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It’s official – the chickens are legal!

I received our chicken permit today – it feels good to have everything aboveboard.  In San Antonio, you are allowed 3 hens without a permit, and if you want more you need to apply for an excess animal permit.  Print the form, send it in with your $25 check for the inspection fee, and wait…patiently.  …

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Xericstyle’s new feathered friends…

We are so excited to realize the dream of backyard chickens and little pets for our kids.  The light brahma hens are super hilarious to watch… As well as beautiful to look at.  The best part will of course be organic, soy-free, non-GMO eggs… MMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!  Come on ladies!

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