Tag: chickens

Poultry Updates

Update 1: The Roostering So last fall we lost our rooster in the fall. Likely to a coyote. So we figured we’d have to get a new Roo. I went to the auction to pick up a new Roo or two.

The Hits Just Keep On Coming

So yeah, 2023 has not been stellar. First we get a (minor, but still) cancer diagnosis. Now I’m back in the job market. Boo. The good news is that I have lots of time for projects? Let’s do a quick roll call on our… Continue Reading “The Hits Just Keep On Coming”

New Peeps

So we got our new peeps this week. Of course on the busiest possible day. Our Honda is in desperate need of a brake job, and the parts aren’t in yet, so we’re down to one fully operational car. We both have 8:30s in… Continue Reading “New Peeps”

Hatch 2: The Broody?

We may have another hatch coming. A few days ago one of our Easter Eggers started brooding. There are at least two eggs under her. She’s in the goat shed under a board between two bales of straw. it’s as good of a place… Continue Reading “Hatch 2: The Broody?”

Disappointing Hatch

The hatch was a bit of a letdown. Out of twelve eggs we got three chicks. A fourth died while trying to hatch. On the other hand, my beloved Jayhawks won the National Championship. So I have that going for me, which is nice.

Hatch Day 2022

Hatch day is here! We started the day great! With two of the unsure ones pippin and zippin. But, thus far, all we have are those two. We will keep them going through the weekend.

Chicken Math

There’s a concept in hobby farming called “Chicken Math.” I have fallen prey to this concept. I really only wanted ten chickens, but if god wanted me to have twenty, then forty it is… It started out so simple…

Final Candling

My insomnia is resolving itself into the medieval practice of two sleeps. I sleep for a couple of hours, wake up and am productive for an hour or two, then I sleep the rest of the night. My Fitbit watch sleep sensor is flummoxed.… Continue Reading “Final Candling”

MakeICT Open House Finished

I’m exhausted. We had the MakeICT open house and market, we had at least 150 people come through (I am not keeper of the stats). Between Prairie Peacock and I, we sold over $200 worth of products. Wow!

TOMORROW – MakeICT Open House

A reminder for my local readers that the MakeICT open house and market are tomorrow.