We finally did it. We got chickens yesterday. Five lovely ladies. The children named them: Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Black Sam, and Crazy Josephine. Lol! These lovely ladies will be our egg source, hopefully for times to come.
We purchased the ladies from a local young business owner, great experience. Cinnamon was very weak, the owner thought it was because she was cold. But today she had gotten weaker and couldn’t stay standing. So we took her back and the owner gave us 4 chicks instead. The chicks are 2 months old. So we will be using the he….
The temperature here on the hillside has dropped dramatically the past few days and the forecast predicts that extreme cold is here to stay through the weekend. The skiff of snow that we received on Monday has been packed into a sheet of ice and the gro….
Our homestead is made up of a lot of things but my main love are the chickens. I got my first flock about 10 years ago when we lived in TN. I did my homework and decided on Barred Rock as my choice of chickens. I was telling my friend this and she told me that she knew someone who was hatching barred rocks. So ‘over the mountain’ we went to fetch these baby chicks. Mind you, I’d never touched a chicken before! So I picked out 10 baby chicks. This turned out to be the best de
I let the girls out and under the lemon tree where the grass is long. They made such happy noises. Oh, and those aren’t really grey chooks, they are usually white ha ha. Must have found that dry sandy spot. Cheers