The silky’s are 16 weeks and the little ones are 12 weeks. We have been watching the difference between the two lavender Orpington and one has been growing much faster than the other one. I did some research on the Internet and have a suspicion that the larger chicken is not in Orpington but ratherContinue reading “January 9, 2016”
Over the last couple of weeks we have realized Ringo is a roo. Here is a picture of the tail feathers starting to grow. The other thing I have been trying to watch is how the black copper maran has been growing. Honestly hoping for a hen but worried of my odds. Here is aContinue reading “Ringo update”
We headed to a goat breeder and have made a deposit on 3 nigerian dwarf goats. We ordered 2 does and 1 wether. Here is a picture of the mother and father for our first choice does. We have a couple others as backups. The expected due date is 3/7/16. Chloe (mother) Chloe’s Pedigree: Chloe’sContinue reading “Phase 2: goats”
The silky chicks are 11 weeks and the baby chicks are 6 weeks. All the chicks are enjoying the mild winter temperatures. This chick is a barred rock and the runt of the group. At this time the chick has been temporarily named “War Hammer” or “Thor” to compensate for it’s size. Below isContinue reading “Thanksgiving”
The baby chicks are 5 weeks old and the silky chicks are 10 weeks. All the chicks are settling into the barn and the mild temperatures.
The silky chicks are 9 weeks. Below is “Lahaina”. Below is “Bob” which we are guessing is a roo.
The new chicks are still in the house. They are starting to make quite a smell and will be sent out to the barn soon. Sadie was “Merida” the princess from brave for Halloween. We were able to meet all the neighbors tonight. Our neighborhood isn’t very large but every house had lights on evenContinue reading “Halloween 10/31/15”
The kids and I drove to Wisconsin to pick up a few more. By the time we left we ended up with 15 baby chicks. 2 bare neck chicks 1 leghorn chick 3 barred rock chicks 2 black copper maran chicks 2 red star chick 2 lavender orpington 1 california white chicks 2 black austerlorpContinue reading “Second batch of chickens”
We soon discovered that our backyard is not only good for our own farm animals but also home to hawks, eagles, and a neighbor bird dog. So we took a weekend and built a modular chicken run. I am not sure how big to make it so we are making it modular to add orContinue reading “Building the chicken run”
We are officially moving out of the city and heading to the country. At least that is what all my co-workers believe. We have found a house that is the best of both worlds. We are still close to all the stores I need but when I wake up and look out my windows IContinue reading “Our journey to the farm 10/1/2015”