Tag Archives: Chickens

Wednesday photo: Spoiled baby chick

Remember that baby chick I had in my pocket a few weeks ago?  All of us watch out for her and she’s quite the spoiled chick. Phetsile has named her Luthando, isiZulu for love.  She really loves hanging out on … Continue reading

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The chicken diaries: Babies

I became a parent to two chickens I named Sitfwatfwa (snow) and Thandi (love) in January 2017. This is their story. My first chicks hatched about two months ago and the second group hatched two weeks after that. Watching these … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Lost baby chick

A few days ago I heard a chick crying in the yard. I headed outside and found a fresh baby wandering the front yard. I assumed it belonged to the group of babies that just hatched and would eventually be … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Emachicks 

My hens had babies! Here’s Thandi and her five babies.     Sitfwatfwa’s eggs hatched and has six emachicks (siSwati for chicks). I haven’t seen them yet but make reported back that they are doing ok. 

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The chicken diaries: Daily life

I became a parent to two chickens I named Sitfwatfwa (snow) and Thandi (love) in January 2017. This is their story. Having two living things partly under my responsibility (Make loves them as her own) has meant that I have … Continue reading

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The chicken diaries: Chasing chickens

I became a parent to two chickens I named Sitfwatfwa (snow) and Thandi (love) in January 2017. This is their story.  A few days after their release, Sitfwatfwa and Thandi ran away again.  My neighbors and the former owner of … Continue reading

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The chicken diaries: The first day of freedom

I became a parent to two chickens I named Sitfwatfwa (snow) and Thandi (love) in January 2017. This is their story.  My chickens were released from time out thanks to Thandi’s escape tactics.  I had just removed the jerry can … Continue reading

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The chicken diaries: Time out

I became a parent to two chickens I named Sitfwatfwa (snow) and Thandi (love) in January 2017. This is their story.  My chickens spent a week in time out because of their flight risk. Apparently, chickens just want to go … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Me and my chickens

I told my tutor that I wished someone who lived near us sold eggs. A few days later, she showed up at my house saying she bought me chickens.  My response was something like, “Uh, I don’t know how to … Continue reading

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