Category: Miller Farm Friday

Time to Clip Wings

A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara The chicks that were hatched at my school last spring have grown into full sized birds now. The hens are even laying eggs so we are finally getting a return for all …

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Useful Chickens

A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara It’s pretty well accepted that chickens are useful for laying eggs. On Miller Farm, however, they serve other purposes. They have been therapy chickens for a homesick international student. They provide hours …

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Thoughts from an Emptynester

A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara During the past five months of living in our house with only Beekeeper Brian, I have noticed several things. Two adults cannot finish a gallon of milk before it goes bad. In …

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Another Song

A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara I recently attended an adoption fundraising event for some good friends from church. It was a jewelry and accessory show by an organization called Noonday . The mission of this group is …

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Wrong Side of the Fence

A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara There are certain boundaries here on Miller Farm that all animals must observe. The fence between the chicken yard and the dog yard is one of those boundaries.  I regularly tell the …

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Are You My Mother?

A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara Texas is hot in August. How hot you ask?  It is so hot that eggs can hatch without a chicken sitting on them. I know this because we picked up an orphan …

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Grumpiest Hen

A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara Every once in a while, a hen will go broody.  This means she sits in the nest box as if she is hatching eggs.  This would be fine if she actually had …

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New Shoes

A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara I started teaching at a new school last year. It was quite an adjustment.  The classes were larger and longer.  I did not know what the students had already learned so I …

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Welcome Ducklings

A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara We moved the ducklings outside this week. They are in the pen where the white chicks had been.  They seem to have adjusted very well.  I close them in the coop at …

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Space

A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara After the recent hatching was complete, we have 6 chicks and 2 ducks. We have kept them all in a tub in what was Rachel’s room and is now Brian’s project room.  …

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