Thursday, March 31, 2011

One day down!

We have completed our first day with our six new babies. I was one worried Momma last night though, checking the temp in their brooder box, making sure it didn't go too low , stayed up late doing wash so I could peek in on them and adjust their light if need be. They seem to have done well overnight, they were all asleep when I came down this AM.

I noticed the pine shavings were pretty wet, they are messy birds, love to get wet and make a mess of their water feeder, I had to shovel out the pine shavings and add fresh ones this morning.

Also had to check some vents, two of them were kind of messy, they had a nice warm cloth on their bums to clean them off, then they also had messy belly's, fixed that as well, the funny part was as soon as the warm cloth went on their belly, they fell asleep in your hand. They really are the sweetest little things, will definitely be enjoying their smallness the next few weeks, they grow up fast.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Chirp Chirp Chirp

Our babies arrived this morning, after a quick stop at Tractor Supply to check on the delivery, sure enough a whole new tub of chicks had arrived. I took home six, 3 white and 3 red. Once home I dipped their beeks in the water to get them familiar with their surroundings, they were all on board with constant drinking and eating. Looking forward to spending some time with my new chicks later.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Chick time!

Tonight we begin our chick adventure. Supplies are needed before we bring those cute little chicks home, so off to tractor supply we go to find everything we need to keep them warm, fed and happy until they can go out into their new coop currently being built by Jake and Pop Pop.

The kids are excited at the thoughts of 5 new friends living on our property, and mom is excited for fresh eggs for baking just in time for the Holiday's.

Will post photos of our chick adventure so you can see just how much fun were having......

We really need Tractor Supply to be able to keep the chicks in stock, seems they are a big seller!
Now what to do with Chaz and Izzie, our two

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

On the hunt

For all the chicken facts again. Seems the kids and I have the chicken bug once again, always happens come spring. I've emailed the township and am waiting for word, figure it best to go straight to the officials for the yes or no on chickens.

We picked up our potato starters this weekend in Lancaster County, as well as our onion sets and peas, last night we found heirloom tomato seeds locally that I will start this week. Looks like the planning has begun and we are so looking forward to growing alot of our own food again.

The kids have been informed that if gas prices keep going up, there will be less visits to the grandparents this summer to swim, unless of course the grandparents want to keep them over night, then we don't have a problem, but our neighbor has already offered her pool to the kids and since we will have the garden and possibly chickens to tend to, I'm all for staying in the comfort of my surroundings at home and working my land to benefit us all.

If anyone out there reading this has any tips or advice from chicken world, feel free to post here, all the advice is welcome.