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Sand Hill Thicket Farm

Tales of stunning sunsets, happy sheep, and peace and quiet on a 10-acre farm in Northeastern Kansas.

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Three French Hens (Ducks)? – Blogmas Day 3

I noticed a shell-less duck egg about a week ago rolling around in the bottom of the duck coop. I thought, the ducks have started laying eggs! BeepBeep, the Icelandic chicken (who we are pretty sure is a rooster), noticed... Continue Reading →

A Typical Morning In The Barnyard…

Here's what my barnyard looks like on a typical morning. It's a bit crazy here. What's your typical morning barnyard/garden/backyard look like? I've been letting Clove, my 2021 bottle lamb, come and graze the clover around the barnyard while I... Continue Reading →

Ducks First Time in The Pool

https://youtu.be/k1gds5Vi2mM

Ducklings Take First Bath

https://youtu.be/03T51-_n8eM

Sleepy Ducklings

We are the proud parents of four ducklings. Even though I only ordered three Cayuga duck eggs, we ended up with one Cayuga duckling and three ducklings of unknown heritage. So, we will all have to wait and see what... Continue Reading →

Duck Egg Lockdown Begins!

First Pipped Chicken Egg!

Oh, how exciting! An Icelandic chicken egg has pipped and is getting ready to hatch! I can't wait. That's one out of four remaining eggs from the six we started with. Meanwhile, two of the duck eggs have turned into... Continue Reading →

Egg Candling: Day 15

There's something in there! Is it a t-rex or a velociraptor? We have to wait a little while longer to find out! We did discard one chicken egg and one duck egg as they were duds. The remaining four duck... Continue Reading →

Egg Candling: Day 8

Well, it looks like we only have 3 viable chicken eggs (out of 6), but we are going to wait until Day 14 to make that final call. Meanwhile, we have a stunning success rate so far on the duck... Continue Reading →

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