Clipping wings is only done to deter flight; it keeps the chickens safe because if they fly out of their fence, Puppers and DG will kill them. Clipping wings is an easy but time consuming task when you have as many chickens as we currently have. It doesn't hurt the chickens at all if done … Continue reading How to clip wings
This is a big day for the older chicks! They're graduating from the broody house to the big coop! They're seven weeks old now and ready for the move. Usually, we do the move at night so when the older birds wake up, the littles are already in there, just like they're part of the … Continue reading Big moving day!
NOTE: I forgot to publish this post! I wrote it about three weeks ago. This broody cabinet is so awesome though that I had to publish it! I am so tired of chicks in my bathroom! They're just DUSTY!!! Their cute little fluff falls off, and their feathers start coming in, and they kick up … Continue reading “New” broody cabinet
Sahara rescued school library books that were destined for the trash (Yes! I gasped, too, when she told me any left on the carts were being thrown out to make room for newer ones!). We whittled the pile down by giving some away. STILL THOUGH: This was setting in the garage for a week while … Continue reading Work smarter, not harder
I am sooooo going to make one of these!!! I can see using these for any animal not large enough to knock it over. It's perfect for the dogs, too! http://eggcellentgoods.com/build-your-own/
This morning, the injured chick greeted me by jumping on top of her box in her cage and chirping at me. She also ate and drank all of the feed and water and tipped the dishes over so we're moving to regular chick dishes now. Her wing looks much better today! She's a survivor. I … Continue reading Hurt chick – Reba – day three
Wednesday morning she was up and waiting for me in her box! Her wing wound looked much better. I moved her to a small dog crate and put the box in it sideways to restrict her movement (I don't want her tiring out or pecking at her wing) and to give her a safe place … Continue reading Hurt chick update
One of the six week old chicks got herself caught in the little metal feeder Tuesday afternoon. She couldn't go forward because she was too fat, and she Evidently couldn't go backward because she couldn't lift her read enough to get it over the edge. She pecked and pecked at her own wing and a … Continue reading Chicken doctorin’