I went out to change the water for the chickens at dusk, and they'd already gone to bed. And what did I find? FOUR CHICKENS SLEEPING ON TOP OF THEIR COOP. Not IN their coop like intended. On top of it. **facepalm** Image from Midjourney AI because I couldn't get a clear photo of the … Continue reading My Chickens Are Idiots
We've gotten the chickens out of the basement and treated, but the basement is crawling with either chicken lice or chicken mites. It's REVOLTING. I put in a request for a consult with a local Pest Control company. Ya'll, I"ve never sprayed for ANYTHING before, but this is too much. Advice?
So apparently Sena chickie's beautiful tail feathers were just toooooo tempting for the other chickens, because they've torn them all out. So. I had to switch the two bantams from the first group to join the others, so I grabbed Sena too and threw her in with the bantams to recover. I snuck in after … Continue reading Sorting Chickens
BOTH TIMES I've brought chicks outside it poured. No rain all summer. Put out baby chickens who have never seen weather before and it pours and lightning and thunder. I went out last night to check on my three littles, and the poor girls were in a little huddle staring at the sky in the … Continue reading Quite the Timing
My husband finished the door, and now it's ready to move in the bantams! I'll move them on Wednesday because the weather is supposed to be milder, and I'll treat them heavily for the lice before I bring them out. All that is left is to tack up the flooring so nothing can chew between … Continue reading Chicken Run is 99% Complete!
These are our outdoor chickens, and while we'll be treating them for lice to be sure, they appear clean. Anyway, introductions! Poppy! Blue Andelusian. You can't see it well from this angle, but her butt is steel grey. She disapproves of cameras and made many disgruntled noises. Mio! Bantam Porcelain Belgian Bearded d'Uccle. She had … Continue reading Meet the Chickies!
My husband found tiiiiiny white crawlies on his headphones in the basement. I checked his head, and while there's a few, there are no eggs, and it doesn't look like any lice I've seen before. So then I looked at the chickens in their enclosure in the basement... and it's crawling with them. I looked … Continue reading Our Basement Chicks Have Mites
Hatcheries are pretty good a sexing their chicks; it's kind of what they do. And out of the 11 adult chicks we have, 10 of them are probably hens. Except for Sena, our most beautiful chicken. We're pretty sure Sena is a boy. This is the best photo I have of Sena currently. He's the … Continue reading Pretty Sure One of Our Hens Is a Rooster
Half the chicken run is done, and it is FULL fo chickens! Nice big chicken coop for the girls. Not a good photo but the gold and black chicken is a boy. 🙁 One of the bantams. In the end ALL of the bantams will be on the other side of the coop. What do … Continue reading Chicken Run Photos!
We spent all of Saturday, most of Sunday and most of Monday finishing out half the chicken run. Then the first batch of chickens went out! It's halfway finished, but the half that is done is done, done. They're a bit confused by rain. We had to drop them all IN the coop to stay … Continue reading Expect Pictures on Wednesday!