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  • More Chicks for More Eggs & Adorableness

    Our rooster Barry (Barred Plymouth Rock) is over-mating our seven adult hens. He needs more booty! We ordered more chicks to brood. Yes, more. This time I ordered an assortment from Murray McMurray Hatchery. Almost as long as I have wanted American Bresse chicks I knew I wanted to separately try mixing them with Cornish…

  • Plans for the Ducks in 2024

    Fenced Area Since we finally got the brooder pen set up with a more permanent fenced area to protect them from the adult flock, we are now going to start working to add a separate duck pen and coop so that the chickens aren’t walking around in mud. We will need to buy at least…

  • Brooder area is 99% done!

    Substantial progress was made on the brooder area, now 99% complete. Improvements include fencing and chicken wire installation to protect chicks, with a temporary gate in place. Plans are set to construct a proper gate, add shade, and a kiddie pool for ducklings, alongside a foraging garden bed. Future projects involve creating separate enclosures for…

  • Better late than never! Seed-starting 2024.

    About a week ago I planted a bunch of peppermint, spearmint, chamomile, sunflower, nevada wildflowers, kale, spinach, cucumber, and buffalo grass in the chicken run, in protected areas. I hope those grow big and strong and will give your flock a large variety of treats to access through the fence, some of it we will…