Wednesday, April 23, 2008

6 weeks old and moving into the big house

The new hen house is finally done (or at least mostly). The girls had definitely outgrown their brood box. This is a picture of the back side of the hen house leading out into their yard. This is their first foray out doors. The silkies led the way. Brave birds. Al insisted they needed steps on their ramp for their little feet. It is hard to imagine their full grown size at this point, but, except for the Bantams, they will eventually reach 8 to 10 pounds of fluffy hen.

I'll post more tomorrow. Tonight I am tired out. This has been quite a job getting the coop done before the birds started stressing too much in their former digs. Watching Chick TV is definitely the best show in town these days!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

five weeks old and xtras

The Barred Rock is getting her speckles.

Feeding time is all the time!

Emma and Elmo doing their taxes.

this strange fowl, was a birthday gift years ago from my friend Donna. I am so pleased to finally have a garden for it to live in. While it was in the 70's yesterday, today, it snowed.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

cold spring day - nap time!

Alex and the dogs enjoying the new wood stove:

Monday, April 7, 2008

4 weeks old

three new chicks! couldn't resist these little silkies. The bigger bantam was in their brood box and they think she must be mom!
little miss poopy butt is looking very alert. Al's favorite - hoping shes a hen.
lots of feathering out on the buff orpingtons.
Barred rock going round and round.
Everyone needs a mom.

working hard getting the coop built. I'm very tired and sore....