Tag: Chicken

Summer grass

I am so glad that the summer grass has come in and the chickens have plenty of fresh, green, healthy, grass to forage in. Happy chickens=healthy chickens=good eggs 😉

Back to business…

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…

Growing and Laying

Our baby chicks aren’t so babyish anymore… sad face 😦 Two of our Columbian Rock Crosses have started laying (but not the one pictured below)… And maybe even one of my New Hampshire…. Their eggs have been so little and cute 🙂 No yokes in them at first, but now they are getting a little bigger so we’ll see when I crack open a … Read More Growing and Laying

Adventures for Baby Chicks

Our baby chicks are growing and as you know from my last post are able to regulate their body temperature enough where they can be out in the yard on nice warm days. As you can see from the above photo when they go outside they are placed in our newly built chicken tractor so they are safe to explore and birds or other … Read More Adventures for Baby Chicks

Ten Things Learned While Raising Chickens

Keeping chickens is a big job. Much of the time you are learning new things about chicken keeping and the rest of the time it is maintaining of food, water, health, etc. Along this process you learn a lot and have a lot of fun. Here are ten things I have learned so far about raising chickens: 1. The more you handle them as … Read More Ten Things Learned While Raising Chickens

New roosts and boxes

The chickens should be happy now… we spent the whole weekend building them new laying boxes and perches. My mom and step-father came up to help us. It was a bigger job then I thought, but it is done now and the girls now just need to get used to it 🙂 They now have 9 new boxes and 3 old ones as well … Read More New roosts and boxes

Chicken Keeper…

Being a chicken keeper is not as easy as it sounds. Like any animal there are daily decisions about care, feed, shelter, etc. Today dilemma was about clipping the new chickens flight feathers as they keep escaping their area and the concern is that our neighbors dogs or other wild animals will get them. As I said the  other day, they are safer inside the area we … Read More Chicken Keeper…

Jumping Chickens

Our buff chicks have grown so much over the last three months… they are almost the size of the Rhode islands. It is still fun to watch them copy the Rhode Islands and learn to eat new things. They also have learned how to jump the fence…Not something I wanted them to learn so we are working to break them of… but don’t think … Read More Jumping Chickens

Chickens and Watermelon

Since it has been so hot out off and on for the past week we have been enjoying the first watermelons of the season. Once the rinds are mostly clean the chickens get to peck them clean. This I found out is a favorite summer treat for the chickens (yes I know it is still spring).So when I threw out some rinds the other day … Read More Chickens and Watermelon

Buffs Month 2 1/2

The baby buff’s are quite a bunch. They oriented to the outside quickly and after a couple of weeks are now trying to get in with the big ladies our Rhode Islands. They are so cute running across the yard after the big girls their bottoms just a moving…They are getting bigger this past couple of week as it seems between 2 months and … Read More Buffs Month 2 1/2

Chicken Scratch

Today the rain that the weather man promised came… I couldn’t be upset about it though as it was good for the garden, the trees, and the land. It seems the grass shot up today and already needs mowing again. Hubby just mowed on Wednesday so he was not all that happy he needs to mow again two days later 😉  I didn’t mind … Read More Chicken Scratch

The Great Outdoors

The weather was perfect today 92* and there was a light breeze. Hubby and I moved some trees for the neighbor with our tractor. Then hubby changed the oil in the car while the one month old chicks got to go outside for the first time 🙂 We put up a little fence with a wire top so the hawks couldn’t get our babies. At first … Read More The Great Outdoors