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.
Last Saturday, we worked outside all day. The chickens helped. Can you see how many are kicking around under the blackberry bushes? There were nine!
A couple of weekends ago, I found the cutest little chicken coop on the Facebook Marketplace, and I just had to have it. We drove about an hour away, and we picked it up. Today, Ted decided to work on it. The little run that was coming off of it was falling apart and not … Continue reading Great Facebook find!
Someone came to my house today, and she was bearing surprise gifts for me! When I opened the box, these are what I found! I am now the proud mama to a showgirl silkie pullet (look at her adorable naked neck!) and a sizzle pullet (the one with feathers sticking up everywhere)! These two beauties … Continue reading Someone knows me well!