Since we have moved out to Corcoran, we enjoy hanging around the house more and tinker about. This is a pretty significant change in our approach to weekends vs. when we lived in the condo- our tradition in the condo was to pack our weekend full of activities so we were at home as littleContinue reading “Upgrades in the Hen House”
We have been finding an egg a day. We have found 1 giant egg and 2 little ones in 2 different boxes. After doing a Google search, I research different ways in finding out if hens are laying eggs. I discovered that if you tip them upside down and check there vent you can findContinue reading “Chicken Tipping”
So we were super excited to see two eggs yesterday. We knew one of the hens we picked up last weekend had been laying. Today we all rushed out to the barn to see if we had any more and I was happy to see another egg. The laying welsummer hen has been named Martha.Continue reading “Sherlock Holmes Case”
I recently took a trip to St Louis for a conference and I was surprised at how eager I was to look at reviews online for local restaurants and try different foods. I decided when I came back home that I should take the same approach in my local area. I talked with a coworkerContinue reading “Supper Club- United Noodle (Minneapolis)”
We rushed home due to a snow storm but we’re extactic to find 2 surprises in the nesting box. Our first eggs.
During the work week, I leave for work before it is light outside. I was excited to be home this morning to see the chickens enjoying the outdoors on their own. With the amount of roosters in the flock, I decided to head to Wisconsin to pick up a few more confirmed hens- with Dustin’sContinue reading “New additions”
It has been quite a soap opera in the barn over the past couple of days. Lately, Rushmore has appeared to be getting a little more aggressive towards the other Silky chickens. Rushmore has bee biting the backs. I decided to separate Rushmore from the group while I figured this out. Boy, was Rushmore quiteContinue reading “Chickens are getting twitterpated”
So far we are sure El Presidante Ringo is a rooster but are wondering about a few more. RINGO But am wondering about this ameraucana. It is the largest bird of the flock.
We have had some weeks of frigid temperatures and have finally had some temperatures that I can open up the barn and clean it out. The silky chickens are 18 weeks old and we are starting to notice Rushmore with a combination which is making us wonder if we have a roo. Especially comparing thisContinue reading “Warm spell”
We have been in a cold spell for the past couple days and have discovered that the water is freezing, even under a heat lamp. With the new place we weren’t sure how much winterizing we would need to do to the barn. The previous owners said they didn’t have a problem but I wonderContinue reading “Cold Temps 😨”