It’s been a while since I posted on my backyard farm… As with any farm, whether it’s out in the country on 100 acres or right here inside the city limits on less than 1 acre, things happen to our animals. For reasons we don’t even know. I had such grand plans 15 months ago
Yesterday was a 4-egger day – from extra-small to extra-large! Finally, all of the girls have gotten down to business!
The only downside of having a flock of chickens in town (well, besides the rule against roosters) – is their lack of fresh greenery and bugs. They have cleaned their pen area up quite well. Every day when I go into collect the egg (still just an egg!), they plead with me to go outside
The girls are growing up! At least two of them have started laying eggs! I think it’s these two — Ellie Mae and Rosy. Last week, I had two eggs a day…for two days. Now they give me one a day. See the one on the right with the light blue flecks? I get one
The hen house has been quiet this last week. I miss the noise. Even if the neighborhood doesn’t. I should have known from the beginning those 2 noisy chicks were roosters, they were the most vocal of the bunch. Now, it’s quiet. And no, shushing the roosters did not work! They just don’t like authority!
Thems not fluffy butts, thems there ROOSTER butts! On July 21, 2010, at 7:15 in the morning, Kooky (one of my Barred Rocks) debuted as a rooster with a sickly little crow. It took him 2 days to get the COCK-A-D00DLE-DOOOOOOO down to a nice little sound. Then on August 3rd, at 7:05 in the
Our chicks are growing, eating, drinking, and playing well! It’s fascinating to just sit and watch them. Each of them have their own traits, just like a baby. The chicks moved on up to a condo this week! Using what I had, I used the dog crate that we used for our two large dogs….this
It’s been a year of wanting and preparing, well mostly wanting…….and yesterday, I FINALLY picked up my chicks! The coop is built. We do have the fencing but it just needs to be put up. They are just cute and fluffy….and the dogs DO NOT know what to think of all the noise going on