Went back to TSC for the remaining chicks on sale for 25/c each.Some lady had returned 4 Cornish Rocks she bought yesterday because she “didn’t realize they were a meat bird.” Apparently, I did a very good impression of the Tommy Lee Jones implied facepalm. So, today’s haul was about $80 of chicks … for… Continue reading More chicks
Two days before we left for DragonCon, my husband was working late night (as he does) and noticed eyes up at the run. This lead to the positive identification of the intruders — two raccoons. At that point, there were six hens (out of approximately three dozen birds) and two roosters left. The roosters attempted… Continue reading Damned Raccoons
I have been lackadaisical about updating this page, because, frankly, I’ve been sick. Pregnancy does not agree with me. Thankfully, I have had support with the minimal activities of caring for the animals, and days where I could actually accomplish anything. (Side note: Pregnancy, plus migraines, plus concussion, plus stomach flu, plus ear infection, plus… Continue reading Updates
So apparently to start the summer off “right,” I clonked myself in the head doing the most routine and mundane things possible … unbuckling Small Person from her booster seat. Smacked right into the edge of the car door, and then forgot about doing so for four days. (At least. That’s my best-guess of when… Continue reading Ugh
The expensive Calico Orpington chicks have presented a unique issue. It’s also killing them. They appear to not understand that shoving themselves into every hole they possibly see is a bad idea for their health. I’ve lost several to this weird fetish of theirs. One had shoved itself into a CHICK FEEDER, wings twisted up… Continue reading Burrowing Chickens?
It may finally be Spring, as heralded by the constant drizzle for several days. We had an event trip, where I field-trialed my freeze dried foods. That went well. I got to eat REAL FOOD while traveling. So cool. But my knee decided to act up, and made it difficult for me to take care… Continue reading Spring, Finally, Maybe?
It has been a week of new additions here. First, the Saga of the USPS Shipment. Some painfully expensive chicks were purchased because the breeder had a substantial hatch occur, and there were enough to justify the acquisition (plus shipping costs). Same breeder as the Black Copper Marans hatching eggs that are currently in the… Continue reading Chicks, Buns, and more Chicks
Yeah, yeah, I know what the time stamp will say. 🙂 But I haven’t gone to bed yet, so it counts. I just wanted to post the picture of cute new born rabbit kits. It’s a meat mutt litter, unless one turns up with a characteristic I’m looking for in the crossing. Nine, the largest… Continue reading 4/13/19
After several days of being barely functional due to migraine, I managed to beat it back early this afternoon. Naturally, this meant I had to shoehorn in all of the tasks I meant to accomplish on Saturday AND Sunday only on about half of Sunday. Accordingly, I’m a bit tired. 🙂 Two of the current… Continue reading Long day
My first batch of “barnyard mix”, blue & green eggs, are in the incubator. It’s day four, so I candled the eggs. Six of about 15 are definitely fertile and developing. The rest are … questionable. Some are more questionable than others. There were a few cold nights/days during the time I was collecting those… Continue reading Hatching Eggs