Spring is Here

It is amazing how precious time is in the spring.  Weeks have gone by and it only feels like a couple of days.  


The little chicks are getting larger and more independent each day.  They are getting along with the rest of the flock and have figured out how to roost at night.

Besides the chicks, the quail have settled in nicely.  I started with 36 eggs in the middle of winter.  Approximately 17 hatched.  Once they reached 5 weeks we discovered only 4 were female.  We culled the rest.  I am now moving on to the next batch with 48 eggs in the incubator.  I am hoping for a higher hatch rate since it is not in the middle of winter.


Our new addition to the farm includes 4 additional piglets.  We are trying hampshire doruc breed to compare with the berkshire breed.  I have to admit they are pretty cute.

While we were getting the pigs settled, rhe goats enjoyed a nice sunny weekend.

Published by chickwithawhistle

I am a school administrator by day and a new hobby farmer by night. My family consists of my husband, a farmer boy at heart, and myself, a city girl learning the ropes, along with our two children. We are excited to embark on this new adventure.

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