Saturday, November 21, 2009

Chickens, Wind and Rain, OH MY!

We've had an incredible week of weather! Just this week (the last 5 days) we've had over 5 inches of rain. I don't think it is a secret any longer, I do NOT like rain! Yes, I know I am living in the wrong place and not like rain. It never used to bother me but 5 inches in 5 days makes for an incredibly muddy barnyard. The old chickens have a very large garden they get to eat through before January and they are now walking in mud up to their ankles. (Do chickens have ankles?) It's gross.
We've had 4 or 5 high wind watches over the last 10 days but they didn't amount to much. Big gusts and some flickering lights was about all. I'm thankful.

The new flock of chickens are growing in leaps and bounds and need to get outside. So I've got the chicken wire to surround the old goat yard with and hopefully they can get outside this week. The goat fencing holes are just too big and they can sneak out so I need to put up the poultry fence first. It'll be easy since the goat fence is in place. We are also going to finish up the interior of the barn for them. This means getting their nest boxes in place and more roosts up. As well as putting up higher walls between them and the storage section. They are "flying the coop" quite easily these days. The other night I found one in a most peculiar place! Check it out below.

Monday, November 16, 2009

11 Weeks Old

The chickens (technically they look nothing like chicks so it's hard to call them "chicks") are 11 weeks old now. We think we have a rooster, his comb is much bigger than anyone else. We should start seeing eggs in about 7 week or so! EGGS! Lots of EGGS!