Annnd so the chickens have to be locked up in the run and the coop during the day. No more free ranging for a while unfortunately. The fox is so brave that it came inside our yard and tried to take a chicken that was pecking around in the grass about 8 feet from our … Continue reading The fox is back!
I was looking back over my photographs, and then I realized that I completely forgot to post that Noble Farms called us and told us to come down and buy all of that corn if we wanted it! It took us a couple of days of scrambling to figure out where to get a dump … Continue reading Corn, corn, more corn!
Uncle Eddie called me Saturday morning and said he was on the way down to our farm, and he was bringing me something! When he got here, he had this gorgeous little coop from Tractor Supply on his trailer! It belonged to one of his church members, but she gave away her hens and decided … Continue reading Gift from Uncle Eddie
The old mean hen set a clutch of eggs and hatched out four little chicks! Technically, she hatched three, and then she left the nest with the peeps, but Ted found a pipped egg while cleaning out the nest box. He brought it inside, and we put it in the incubator, and it hatched that … Continue reading Christmas surprise
Once again, we went to Noble Family Farms for a fun day, and once again, I asked the owner what she was going to do with the pumpkins in the field once they closed for the season. Once again, she told me to come back and take as many as we wanted. A couple of … Continue reading Pumpkin time!
Our chicken coop is separated into two sections. This is because we can quarantine new hens when we buy them until we are sure they aren't sick (when I remember and don't cost us $128 for a $15 rooster - more on that tomorrow!), and when we raise our little chicks, we can move them … Continue reading Better chick door
The neighbors are target shooting, so DG wasn't allowed to go out with Ted to lock up the chickens. She's stared forlornly at the door like this since he went out.