Tag: birds

Then and Now

I thought I would share the photos of the two new sets of birds we got this year. I have been looking back at them over the last few months. Remember these 4? Then they grew some… This is them now 🙂 All incorporated into the big flock. They are still learning the ropes and finding their place, but they have been out for the … Read More Then and Now

Baby Chicks Days Out

Our youngest chicks are now a month old and we have taken them out a couple times into the yard in a protected area for some grass play time when it is warm enough. Their play time was cut short today by a thunderstorm, but they seemed to enjoy the time they had. They had been playing out of their pen under a heat … Read More Baby Chicks Days Out

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Middle 4 Chickens…

So in my last post I said I would tell you about our rooster… that we didn’t know and wasn’t supposed to be  a rooster. So our friends got us 4 chicks with their chicken order. They were supposed to be pullets. Well about a week or more ago now we were out in my garden trying to get it ready to plant. We … Read More Middle 4 Chickens…

Chickens are like potato chips…

You can’t eat just 1 or 2 or 5 or 10 or more -or- in this case can’t just have 5 or 10 or 20 or more… And with that in mind meet our newest baby chicks… Yes we just got 4 more about 2+ months ago, but one turned out to be a rooster (more on that later), we lost one of our buffs on Easter, and I … Read More Chickens are like potato chips…

Rain and Chicks

Hello All Hope everyone is having a great week and have good plans for the weekend ahead. We have been dealing with a lot of rain this week, but trying to get the babies out in between the rain… They just love getting out and are growing so fast. Enjoying having these babies in the house 🙂  (on a sad note we lost one … Read More Rain and Chicks

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Chick Adventures

The baby chicks have been getting out more now that it is warm enough and are learning many new things. Sometimes they learn together… And other times one or two will get brave and venture a little further solo before running back to the group… But they are never to far from me yet… Because Chase will herd them back if they do go … Read More Chick Adventures

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Growing babies

Its been a fun experience so far with these girls. Each batch of chicks we have had has been slightly different in the way they interact with us, interact with each other, and depending the season how much they get out and how early. These girls like to pair up a lot. But which two are together usually depends on situation and who is … Read More Growing babies

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Guess What…

We got new baby chicks… (yes mom we did 😉 ) It wasn’t planned really as we thought we were done for a while with chickens, but these girls are addictive. A friend of ours at church was getting some and offered to add to his order because he was getting a kind I always wanted… Ameraucana ‘s 🙂 So meet our three girls … Read More Guess What…

Snow to spring and back again …

That last eastern snow storm got us  Monday night into Tuesday. Since we knew it was coming our way we did prep work around our place. Secured the chickens and got a couple flock blocks set up plus extra water, covered up the tractors, moved the generator, and filled up the bird feeders as we like to provide a spot for the birds in … Read More Snow to spring and back again …

Snow, Bird, whatever that was…

Our little Grayson has a few perches in the house that he loves to sit in. During each season he has different things to watch and he will use one perch more then others. Right now he loves this one as he can see many things. He has recently been enjoying the snow falling… Watching the birds fly from the tree right below this window … Read More Snow, Bird, whatever that was…

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Coop Cleaning…

Last week we finally got a nice enough day to clean out the chicken coop. This means we rake, shovel, and scrape out all the old hay, shavings, dirt, and whatever else is in there. In it’s place we disinfect ( in a way that doesn’t hurt the chickens) and while that is setting in we clean out and spray down the boxes and get anything … Read More Coop Cleaning…

Best Part of Snow

There are many things you can say about snow… its cold, its wet, its messy, its too deep, its too hard to see when it gets going good… You could say all these things, but why not also see the positives? Why not see the beauty? In our recent 3 feet of snow I could have seen many negatives and at times I think the biggest … Read More Best Part of Snow