Sunday, October 23, 2011

Tundra Chicks is CONNECTED and has moved.....

Sorry to report that I moved my blog to a wordpress format, here is the new address:

with WordPress I am allowed more memory and a domain name, instead of having blogspot behind my name. Also, we got internet at home now in Kotzebue so I will be posting more often on my wordpress account. :)

Enjoy reading my new posts on my wordpress blog!

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Man I haven't posted in a long time! I'm qiviting (pouting) because I had this awesome post written up and while it was uploading from my cell phone John called me and it deleted te whole thing.

Here are some pictures for you to enjoy!

Here is one of my 6 month old silver laced wyndotte. They are so pretty and they are turning into some good egg layers.

Here are one of the very first eggs one of the golden and silver laced wyndottes laid. A small quarter sized baby egg!

Here's a picture of my ugly turkey. This turkey has to be the slowest growing and the ugliest turkey I've raised so far. He better taste good! Hehe

On non-chicken news we got a new pet in our house. A Guinea pig named Bacon. He's a good boy!

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Tundra born, tundra fed.

I had a very interesting conversation with a scientist today while at work. He offered to show me some pictures that he took on his last trip to Africa to work with the locals to have better sustainable soil.

That started a conversation about how as a double Arctic genetic pool that I come from, I am more able to live with limited certain food groups, mainly vegetables.

Since my mothers family is Eskimo and lived mainly a high protein, high omega 3 fat, low leafy green diet and my fathers family is Finnish and pretty much ate the same things, I am in turn more healthier if I chose a high protein high omega 3 and low veggie diet. I learned that people like myself that become vegetarians could actually cause their health to decline rather than get healthier because of thousands of years genetics.

It was good to know that I am feeding my family the appropriate diet.

This kind of stuff just amazes me! To think that someone went as so far to say that you can break it down to the certain molecular level in my DNA that breaks down my special Eskimo Tundra diet needs is awesome! Happy fall!!

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Virgin Blogger

So I just got an iPhone and I'm totally thrilled that I could blog from here!! This means more blogging, yay! I'm in Seward right now with my little family enjoying a night here and a day at the Sea Life Center. I plan on uploading all my bird pictures from my old phone next week so I'll post pictures and stories then!

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Monday, July 19, 2010

my chick bad, my chick good...

my chick do stuff that you chick wish you could..

Okay my chicks arent bad, but they're plenty!

I got more babies in at the end of June, I know its been awhile since I posted, our internet at home is really slow. I'm in Vegas right now, the internet in America is fast! haha.

I got six more laying hens, six meat chickens, and two turkeys.

 They all came in okay, one turkey was a little lame, I had to nurse him in a measuring cup. I named him Filbert. He died, poor thing. When I left for work he was fine, chirping away and eating. When I got home from work he was laying in the middle of the box and cold. He wasnt quite dead yet, I tried to bring him back to life, warm him up, he was just too sick or too unhealthy to revive. Oh well, so is life.

Then when I moved the chicks to the mini-coop that John put together one of the meat chickens died. I think he over ate. If I dont take food away from them for 12 hours they keep eating. Its kind of weird. They've grown faster than even the Turkeys. This is my first time getting meat chickens and I'm learning. Now I have five, thats okay.

The older turkeys I got in April are almost ready to butcher. One of them is for sure. I'm going to do it when I get back this week from Vegas. I asked my neighbor to make a killing cone and he said he'd look for one of those large construction cones and that should work. Elsa and Zach are getting married at the courthouse and having a ceremony in November so we'll eat it next week while everyone is here in town for their courthouse nuptials. :)

All other chickens in the chicken house are doing fine.

I have one girl I call her Prunehilda and she keeps scratching her head, she scratched it so much that she caused some bald spots behind her ears. The other chickens noticed this and pick the poor feathers that try to grow back in the bald spots. So now she doesnt scratch because she has 11 other chickens to pick off those feathers that were itching her. What a life!

Here's a picture of Prunehilda's bald spots.

I forgot I was going to post a picture of the crane egg that John and Ross got this spring. They took their snowmachines thru the slush and willows and went hunting for, everything! They came home with a crane egg. Its very pretty.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

call me crazy!

but, I got more birds in today!

yeah, I got 6 cornish cross meat chicks. They're cute, and yeah they eat lots...

I also got two more large white turkeys, or small white turkeys... I'm not too sure what Triple D sent me because their reciepts are old style.

and, I got 6 more laying hens. 2 silver laced wyndottes, 3 golden laced wyndottes and I think one Jersey Giant. I'm not too sure yet. :D I'll post pictures this weekend. Peace, Love and Chicken poop!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I spy with my little eye...

do you see what I see?

yeah that's right, a little bantam chicken squeezed in between my two not so small turkey's.

These chickens and turkeys grew up together, I ordered them the same day and the chickens played as babysitters for the turkeys.

It was a nice evening outside and the chickens and turkeys were spending the night in the run and not in the coop. I saw a little orange head poking out of the middle of the birds and discovered my banty sleeping in between the two big turkeys.

Soon it will be time to butcher the turkeys and the bantam chickens will be sad... :( I on the other hand will be happy to have thanksgiving dinner in July!