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Free Skype Visit – HenBlog – Monday, January 16, 2012

Deborah Pruden I'd like to sign up for you! We are in California, Pacific Time. The children are in class from 9:45 - 10:30 (10:30 - 12:15 can be arranged) our time in the morning. Then again from 12:15 - 1:50 in the afternoon. I have 18 second graders and we love your blog. I don't have a Skype account, but I'll get one. Fingers crossed, Deborah Pruden La Canada Elementary School 818-383-2162 Heather Terri--What a great opportunity! I passed the link along to our elementary principals. My grant was not accepted on the first try. I will probably try...

Watch Me Skype – HenBlog – Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tomorrow is World Read Aloud Day. I’m taking part by donating four Skype visits to classrooms from California to Maine. Skyping is a live-streaming video tool. Because Steve has put WiFi in the coops, I’m able to video chat with the kids while surrounded by hens! For WRAD, I’ll be sitting in the Big Barn, and you’ll be able to watch on the BarnCam. I’m going to try and read Tillie Lays an Egg, but chaos might ensue. The hens are fascinated by my iPad, and who knows what Agatha will do! My first visit is set for 11:15 am...

Chicken Coop Dimensions and Design Criteria – HenBlog – Wednesday, March 6, 2013

...probably tuck them to bed for a few days. Then they'll be fine. Carrie Lee McCleary Im sorry I missed your Skype, I didn't realize anyone could join in, I have Skype but I don't have group Skype, wonder if I can watch without group Skype? Carrie Lee McCleary Oh my Gosh! I don't have to worry about bears getting my feed, I wish I lived further out in the woods, we have little black bears around here in MO but not as many as we use to. Terry Golson I visited 4 classrooms via Skype; it wasn't open to...

Previous Appearances – September 21, 2011

I’ve been in touch with the librarians and students in the Temecula, California elementary school for a few years, and now I’m finally going to meet them via Skype!...

Previous Appearances – March 16, 2012

I’ll be taking the students on a tour of the barns via Skype and my iPad!...

Previous Appearances – April 12, 2012

I’ll be taking the students on a tour of the barns via Skype and my iPad!...

You’re Invited – HenBlog – Tuesday, May 27, 2014

...workshop. I've been following your site for quite sometime now, well 11 months to be exact. I live in the Pacific NW, and even though there are many folks with chickens in their backyards in our area, I have yet to find an actual chicken keeping workshop. But an idea just occurred to me, is it possible to have your workshop beam to our area? perhaps by Skype way? just asking. As always, really enjoy your site. Hehe, I also noticed the cookies... Terry Golson I find Skype frustrating - that lag time, etc. Anyway, I can't Skype cookies :)...

Updates – HenBlog – Thursday, April 12, 2012

...Orpingtons, and I’ve a feeling I’ll be using the rabbit hutch again soon. Agnes is, surprisingly, looking better. Still not good, but her comb is a tad redder and she’s roosting and eating. I think that the epsom salts was just the tonic that she needed, if not to extend her life, at least to make her comfortable while she’s here. Another dose can’t hurt, so I’ll be soaking her again today. I promise that I’ll put up that FAQ about epsom salts soon, but I’ve been busy! This morning I visited 80 first-graders in Texas via Skype. Thanks to...

Previous Appearances – March 6, 2013

I’ll be doing four free Skype visits at schools from California to New Hampshire to celebrate WRAD. This year, I’ll be reading Tillie Lays an Egg while sitting amongst the Gems. Chaos? Likely. Fun? Definitely. Watch on the BarnCam. The first Skype visit will be at 11 am EST, the last at 2:30 pm....

Old Hen, Young Hen – HenBlog – Tuesday, October 4, 2011

...must take a picture of Gladys's (aged six) legs. Like a chick's! I don't know how she does it. Do any of yours have spurs? Duck, top hen, has marvellous ones. Terry Golson Tina, bottom hen, has spurs. Terry Golson Ah, and I'm sagging unevenly! Tracy Byers Great pics and a fun post- thank you Terry! Bobbie Whether old or young - they are all beautiful. Thank you for sharing this post. Jean When I first found Hencam I was fascinated by Tina and Siouxsie, perhaps from seeing the book with Polish on the cover. And I still am. As...

This and That – HenBlog – Friday, September 23, 2011

...hen - both made it to 8, but a dog got my beloved little rooster back before I had my electric fence. Denise I enjoy hearing about your other farm animals. Candy is one smart and strong willed rabbit, it seems. It's hard to think of hens being "old ladies" at the age of 4. I've wondered if the free ranging makes their legs stronger or wears them out sooner. My hens cover a lot of ground every day so I think about these things:-) Terry Golson Being active and outdoors makes them stronger and healthier! All of my vintage...

Why I Do School Visits – HenBlog – Thursday, October 6, 2011

I recently visited an elementary school library in southern California filled with second graders. They were already avid watchers of HenCam and had read Tillie Lays an Egg. With the use of an iPad and Skype, I took them on a tour of my backyard. They asked really good questions, like “how big is the Beast?” She cooperated by swimming right up to the camera. I showed them eggs in the nesting boxes and where the chickens sleep. This week, I got a packet in the mail which had me grinning from ear to ear. This is why I do...

Agatha At School – HenBlog – Thursday, January 12, 2012

...is great. I've had (still do) have all kinds of mutts, each with their own personality. Some are more work and some are pure love. As far as the hen cam goes - I'm enjoying the variety you've been posting. Phyllis Oh - and about the poop. I think my chikens poop non-stop :( Kathleen That is such a neat experience for those children. I too have chickens who have different disposition and I believe I do not have one that calm. I love your cage, perfect. Melanie My son was one of the lucky kids that got to see...

I Love Boock’s – HenBlog – Saturday, March 16, 2013

...Jean R I love the chicken shaped heart around the inscription. Calder and Matisse should be proud of Grace, too. Vicki in So. CA I love this picture! It's just beautiful, Grace. My favorite part is Tillie's comb. Tanya K. Thanks, Terry, for making a difference in the lives of children. Terry Golson The fencing is designed for goats, but it works nicely for chickens, too. Here is a full description. liz Boock’s liz very cute :) KathyG I love boocks -- but maybe Grace meant 'buks' as in the sound chickens make: 'buk buk buk'? Ayan Adorable--henny penny perfect!...

Portraits Of Siouxsie – The Vintage Hen – Saturday, April 20, 2013

I recently did a Skype visit to a classroom in Wisconsin from the Big Barn. Those students know my chickens! Yesterday, I got a packet of letters from them. By far the most popular hen to draw was Siouxsie. Here are a few of the portraits: I think that these artists have captured Siouxsie’s spirit perfectly. Don’t you? This one gives me the hankering to dye Siouxsie’s top knot pink! To answer the letter writer’s question: I have written a book about Pip and Caper. I’m trying to find a publisher!...

Scooter and I Graduate – HenBlog – Sunday, January 18, 2015

...am also trying to teach her how to spin on cue. But, I lack skills -- major skills! :-) MicheleB A www cute photos Lesley S Amazing! Late-bloomers are all the more precious. Especially when you know all the work it took to help him be so successful. Terry Golson Doesn't sound to me like you lack skills. Karen Pryor wrote a clicker training for cats book. Start there. Terry Golson If it weren't for you and the other founding members of ARFF (an agility dog club) I would never have started this journey. In fact, I think you're the...

For Teachers, Librarians and Homeschoolers – HenBlog – Thursday, September 16, 2010

Welcome! I’m honored that so many teachers, librarians and homeschool educators are making use of the HenCam. Here’s a page that might be of use. I’ve put down some ideas about how to use Tillie Lays an Egg and my web sites in the curriculum. Let me know if you have something to add. I do library story times and classroom visits. As you can see, sometimes I bring Tillie! I live about 30 miles west of Boston. Contact me if you’d like more information about these programs. At this time I don’t do skype or video conferences. However, I’m...

Horse Behavior Chat – HenBlog – Thursday, June 25, 2015

...Thank you. jean teri - i have a question and son't know how to go thru the computer to ask it - other than to ask it here. i have a family of friends who have just built a chicken coop and gotten a small flock of hens and they're absolute beginners at it they probably have too many chickens for the size of their coop, might be their biggest problem but when it gets to that point i know what to tell them. in the meantime, the girls will be going thru the pullet stage and laying smaller eggs...

Book Giveaway! – HenBlog – Friday, February 15, 2013

...this snow we have here in NH. Jana in Santa Barbara We will be adding to our small flock this spring. We have 3 older hens - ~6 years old - One RIR and two Brahmas. They are living the good life here in Santa Barbara. Only Martha - our RIR - still lays. The other two - Gertrude and Florence - have all but retired... although everyone once in a blue moon they'll surprise us with a random egg. The current plan is to bring home 2 Buff Orpingtons and 2 New Hampshire Reds from our fantastic local farm...

Tattooed Eggs – The Vintage Hen – Tuesday, February 26, 2013

..."decals", and they were not very artistic. I guess customers complained that they were easily torn, because around 1986 the kits came with stickers instead, which didn't look as good as the decals since they weren't translucent. (Hmm, now I'm thinking about dyeing eggs this year...I guess you're never too old to enjoy dyeing eggs!) Suzanne Not sure if it's the same product, but you can buy water slide decal paper and print up your own designs-! The paper is pretty expensive though... Terry Golson Yes, that's the same paper. Terry Golson I recently wrote about my favorite egg-blowing tool...

What Do You Want at HenCam? – HenBlog – Tuesday, January 10, 2012

...Since I am a beginner to hens, I would love sometime 'a day in the life of a keeper of a flock' - what to do each day. It must be almost a rhythm of activities. And then what needs doing each week, and each month - just to make sure that every need is met! My very first peeps will come in April - coop is almost complete. fayAK love your blog . Any chance your egg cookbook will be available again? Any help cleaning a coop ie roost in the winter would be great I am using wood...

Cochin Bottoms, Cochin Feet – HenBlog – Thursday, March 7, 2013

...fifty-nine degrees next week, wow. We've had honeybees in the feed bowl too. I'm going to start seeding egg cartons for the girl's veggie garden. Hope that's the last of the snow for you; you should have gotten your seed catalog at least-yeah. Katrina No, Pearl simply does not see what is wrong. What a fluffy bottom. :) foodnstuff She's really beautiful! I love that "what?-there's-a-problem?" look in the 4th photo. Suzanne I agree- Pearl has a beautiful and expressive face. And it's so neat that the feathers in the center of her tail (if that makes sense) are a...

Why I Have Goats – HenBlog – Tuesday, September 6, 2011

...too plump. The vet recommended frozen green beans as a treat, they love them. Camille Oh Terry - that photo of Pip just knocked me over with laughter. So who's his dentist? And that tuft of topknot hair is so funny. What a boy. kristen i love this picture. dont you just love how smart and funny goats are my goat says momma sooo cute :) Terry Golson Ken- Scooter, the little, under 11 pound dog, refuses to eat anything other than meat, raw beef preferably, though ham will do. I think his self-image doesn't mesh with what's in the...

Keeping It In Perspective – HenBlog – Friday, August 19, 2011

...close in a flash. Donna What a nice way to end the week...yes..you are right...we need to keep it all in perspective. Pearl really came into her own didn't she? She is gorgeous! Have a wonderful weekend and talk soon about the skype visit? Jane Thank you ! I had just paid a disappointing visit to the chick cam (empty) and was doubly happy to see them out posing in the flowers! interesting camouflage in that last one. Tracy Byers Thank you for the beautiful pics- and the reminder! Suzanne Marchese Beautiful pictures, and the Gems are living up to...

Euthanizing a Hen – HenBlog – Tuesday, October 28, 2014

...I've always thought, "I should have done this sooner." And a big PS: Please join me in springing for "coffee" if you read this regularly, so Terry can continue to provide this service. This is the blog I turn to first when I need no-nonsense advice that best serves my flock and I want her to be able to keep this up! Suzanne Terry, did you find out more about that yellow tissue? I guess it makes no difference in treatment- or the need to euthanize- but it's interesting in itself. It seems like it would be fatty, but would...

Chicken Keeping Workshop! – HenBlog – Wednesday, August 17, 2011

...regular basis to check in! Can't wait to share more Little Pond Farm with them..Would it be OK if they sent you a blog? Can't promise any correct grammar but I know they would like it! Terry Golson One of these days I will visit the Temecula schools and meet all of you! Until then, we will share long distance. Yes, would enjoy reading their blog. Also, my offer of a Skype visit to your library still stands. Let's schedule it! Email me. Erin love this picture! someday I will plan to be in Mass. in the summer and come...

Fine So Far! – HenBlog – Tuesday, January 27, 2015

...(my mini lop) is not thrilled with our lack of snow in Amsterdam, NY, we only got a dusting. Terri It was heart warming to see the fluffy butt hens, rascally goats and snoozing dogs all safe and comfy this morning! I feel for your guys who will be shoveling that snow :-( I think we know where our winter went! We're currently having spring temperatures. Robin Been split screening while I read through my morning bloggies. Busy, busy chickens. The fact that they're locked in for the day gives me an opportunity to watch the Gems. They're usually all...

Snowbound Chores – The Vintage Hen – Tuesday, February 10, 2015

...it is a southern thing..very relaxing for me... judy m yup lots of sorting going on, always feels good to catch up on the jobs on to do list jean well, i am not an ironer. i don't hate it. at least not like i hate doing dishes by hand and then eating off the soapy- tasting things so i don't do that, either. however, you'd never know it b looking into my dining room because i have an old-fashioned ironing board, all nicely covered and very firmly set up - and why? my cat loves it. and he uses...

The Gems’ First Outing – HenBlog – Friday, July 1, 2011

...come take your workshop. Maybe you could do it by Skype sometime? Ângela :-), loved!! Kim Wonderful pictures. Happy Fourth Kathleen Hi Terry, When will you know if Opal is a rooster? We were at the Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay on Saturday and saw their Speckled Sussex - I think those Sussex chicks are my favorites. The Gardens were beautiful. Terry Golson Would love to see those gardens! Opal is sure looking like a he, but I won't be positive until he starts to crow, or lays an egg. Soon on the crowing, another 10 weeks for the eggs....