Tag Archives: Chickens

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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