If you guessed baby chick’s… your correct! I got 3 new breads… two are Heritage breads and I haven’t had them before so I’m excited to see these grow. So we got Black Sex-Link’s, Dominique’s, and Welsummer’s. The Sex-Links are a mix of Rhode Island Reds and a Barred Rock. The Dominique’s are a heritage breed that is America’s oldest breed. The Welsummer’s are … Read More Guess what I got???
We had a visitor to our chicken coop. We had a similar visitor last year as well. A little brown birdie built a nest in one of our highest nesting boxes. You could see her in there off and on and a couple eggs… She and her little babies are gone now so we moved her nest to the burn pile for the fall, … Read More A little birdie 🐦…
I said in my last post I would post about our chicken run we built for the baby chicks to be outside in, yet safe from predators like hawks. And it works we have had a hawk try to get them in here without success. We have also used it to separate chickens as needed like when they are minor sick or injured. Keeps them outside … Read More Growing and Learning
I know I have been gone for a long time. Had a lot going on, but not much blog worthy. A couple weeks ago I was at our family friends house and my friends dad presented me with the new little cuties…. So introducing our 8 new baby chicks. So if I sexed them correct we have 1 boy and 7 girls… This is … Read More Introducing….
Our little piece of God’s earth is trying to keep up with the change in weather from bouts of rain to dry humid heat. The grass is good when we get some rain and the chickens love all the bugs… The birds are still having babies and one mom has taken over our smaller birdhouse… Inside I am trying to keep up with the … Read More Late Summer Update
The grass is back, the tress are coming out, the flowers are blooming, and the chickens are happy. Yet its either hot and humid or were having thunder storms and tornado warnings… I am not sure what season to call this, its not spring, or summer… I think I will just call it crazy!
The snow is starting to melt and the girls are enjoying getting back out to forage They are enjoying being out in the parts of the yard that are free from snow And finding bugs that are coming out now that the snow is melting I am happier because I am getting more eggs They are much happier now that they can be out … Read More Back to business…
So “they” say yesterday was the first official day of spring. Well at our place yesterday and today looked something like this… Not that I am complaining as it was the only good snow we actually got this whole winter. Hubby and I were both home, no thanks to my county job. They were too cheap to let us off in a foot of snow … Read More First Day of Spring… I think NOT
It’s official… we have a fox 😦 We have been pretty lucky here that predators usually stay away because the dogs are in with the chickens off and on all day and until bed time). The smell of the dogs and us usually keep them out of the fenced in area we have for the dogs and chickens. But not this fox… Sunday night we … Read More Sad News
We put new hay in the coop the other day… Our girls go crazy for new hay in their coop… This white one kept looking at me like “thanks lady for the hay”… I sat down in the hay with them for a while… Some of them dig down though the hay and all you see is tails in the air 😉 This was … Read More Hens and Hay
The baby’s are officially out with the big girls all the time. They are still in their own area of the coop and protected by a fence. If I didn’t the adolescents and some of the white ones try to beat them up and they are still pretty small compared to the bigger girls. Hopefully by September they will be fully incorporated. So far … Read More Officially with the Big Girls