Sunday, December 12, 2010

Updated Videos and Still waiting for the first egg...

Sid and I were outside with the camera and the lens caught the light and the chickens went crazy. By the time Sid went in to get the video camera they were not as interested any more.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

This is a make-shift chicken tractor that i put together with some concrete reinforcing wire. (usually used as tomato cages) some shade cloth and whatever i had around to block the ends. There are plenty of weed sprouts to eat and garden bed to fertilize.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

First time in the new coop. It was Thorty's dog house, now it's a coop for the girls.

the coop tour
Chicks in the new coop

Group dust bath

Friday, October 29, 2010

Close ups - Week 10

Siouxsie is starting to get the fluffy cheeks that Ameraucanas (Easter Eggers) get. She is a bit smaller than the other two and I think she might be the bottom of the pecking order. I found Blondie sitting on top of her twice now and Chrissie pecks at her.

Chrissie is really pretty with the Wyandotte's laced feathers. Can't wait to see her all grown up.

Blondie is at the top of the pecking order. She was the same size as Siouxsie for a long time and then grew really fast. Now she is bigger than Chrissie. I'll weigh them later this weekend.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Chicks at 9 Weeks

The chicks should start laying eggs around 20-24 weeks.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Carbon checking out the chicken tractor

Chicks week 6

Chicks eating tomatoes

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Chicks get some grass sprouts

I started growing some of the pasture seed, in a container for the chicks. They destroyed most of it. I'm going to re-do the lawns with this new chicken Omega-3 pasture seed, so they have plenty to graze on.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

New small chicken tractor

Built a small tractor so the chicks could enjoy the outdoors without me babysitting.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Chicks Week 4

The chicks hear something and stop peeping. Of course, Chrissie is busy taking a dust bath and doesn't even notice.

Bondie finds a leaf.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Chicks Week 3 Videos

Chrissie taking a dust bath.

Chicks come when I call them.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Week 3 chicks




Sunday, September 12, 2010


Siouxsie (Susie), Blondie, and Chrissie. We finally came up with some names for the peeps. They are getting some wing and tail feathers. They changed so much in just one week.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Chicks day 2 - new water and food system.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Extending the Family

The brown chick is what they are calling an "Ameraucana", but really it's a hybrid. Easter Egg is a more correct variety name. She will lay blue or green eggs.
Grey/Black chick is a Silver Laced Wyandotte. Will have black and white lacy feathers.
Yellow girl is a Delaware. She will grow up to be white with some black accents.

Close up of the Easter Egg chick. I'll post more photos once they get settled in. It's been a long day for them.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Summer Road Trip 2010

House in Lower Salem, Ohio

House and garage with a summer kitchen. (They didn't want to heat the house up while canning the summer's harvest, so they would have a kitchen detached from the home.)

Looking up the driveway at the shop and barns. The tan building to the right has a walk-in cooler where livestock was butchered.

Looking down the driveway at the house and a couple of the outbuildings.

The HUGE shop. Sid had the biggest smile on his face when he saw this building.

View from the shop to the house.

The large bank barn. (Bank barn on wikipedia)

The barn from below. There are 3 buildings with beautiful slate shingles.

The pastures are ready for animals.