Tag: small farm

Growing and Changing Spaces

Our baby chick’s are officially out in the coop with the big girls. They have their own space in the coop and are protected from the big girls,  but can see, hear,  and somewhat interact with each other. Before the big move the coop was cleaned and the babies spent some more time outside.  This was the closest the babies have been to the … Read More Growing and Changing Spaces

Guess what I got???

If you guessed baby chick’s… your correct! I got 3 new beads… 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???

Beauty Filled Day

Our little piece of God’s land had some nice weather today and earlier this week. It was nice enough that the dogs laid in the yard and not in the shade of the porch. Baxter kept trying not to look at me when I was walking around checking on the chickens and snapping shots of him. He used to pose for me, but anymore … Read More Beauty Filled Day

Round em’ up…

Our baby chicks are getting big and are out in the big coop with the big girls full time now. At first we had to teach the babies to go into the coop each night. In order to do this hubby, our dog Chase, and I had to basically “herd” them in each night. After a few nights of “herding”, one night we went … Read More Round em’ up…

Born Free…

So the baby girls had their first day out in wide open spaces yesterday. At first they stayed close to their chicken tractor… But eventually they took off testing their wings and exploring… At one point something must have scared them as the crowed back towards the fence… But eventually they just had fun exploring, under hubbys and my close observation. This is our … Read More Born Free…

Growing Chicks

Our baby chicks are not baby’s anymore 😦 They are big enough now that they can be outside in the chicken tractor every day and learn to be chickens. The big chickens are exploring around the chicks enclosure more and more… Its funny to watch them interact, or not interact, and sometimes just ignore each other. The baby’s are also learning to eat pellet … Read More Growing Chicks

First Day of Spring… or was it?

On the official first day of spring it looked like this at my house… And the snow just kept coming down, until poor Chase had a hard time getting around… But finally it looks like this week spring is defeating winter as there are buds on the tree and a flower or two blooming. Its still cold, but warming up. I can’t wait for … Read More First Day of Spring… or was it?

Doggie Snow Day

The boys love it when it snows. They love to go outside and have some fun. When the snow is deep like it has been this past snow it makes things a little difficult, but they are ready to go when ever we go out to check on the chickens. They follow us all around the yard guarding us when they hear a noise. … Read More Doggie Snow Day

Icey Mess…

Monday we got some snow… That was okay on top of the couple inches we still had left from the last snow… The stream that runs through our property gave the sound of a slow moving brook pushing on to bigger waters… The birds enjoyed full feeders… The dogs played… But then Tuesday night we had a not so lovely ice storm that covered … Read More Icey Mess…

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

Little Guests

Everywhere we go it seems there are little rabbit all over the place.. everywhere, around every corner, in the fields, under bushes… and these little guests in our back yard…They are bigger then some of the rabbits we have seen, but just as cute. The dogs even left them alone to eat on the grass outside the fence. Then awhile later they hopped off … Read More Little Guests

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