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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…

  • 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…