Sunday, March 28, 2010

chicken photography contest

Department of Agriculture wants kids to submit chicken photos
so I am helpin the kid
deadline is Aug 2010

chicken photog is family

this is the chick we incubated!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

incubator chick

I had to give it a hand, but miss wendy, may she rest in peace, of her chicks has been hatched, and is presently learning to stand....
its been a long night

Monday, March 22, 2010


Chicks have survived night two in the wild

they are defining their space

Friday, March 19, 2010

Wild Ducks 2010

Each year, I grab my camera, get into the kyak, and chase the wild ducks around Bacon Lake Pond for a while.
I don't want to damage my camera with a spill, and I don't like chasing off the chicken ducks that leave the pond. But I do like the attempt at in flight close up photography.
It's challenging!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


This is my Portable Poultry Pen

schedule 40 1" pipe, and chicken wire, whould allow me to drag this lightweight pen about the yard, feeding the broiler chicks grass, and fertilizing at the same time!

Will add the birds next week!

Monday, March 15, 2010


The Adventurous Girls guidebook teaches daisychains?
if there is such an secret for young gals

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Well we have ordered and received 26 new baby chicks, some fryers, some layers.
We opened the box up Monday the 8th with the help of Kenzie's third grade class.
Now they all reside under a heatlamp in an unused bathtub.

On the eve of their arrival, a raccoon killed one of our newest layers, and then last night, returned and got two more of the birds by reaching into the coup, and grabbing them. It appears that the rooster too was grabbed in this manner. I do believe that the chickens run to the rescue of each other.

I have spent the day repairing the coup, and nervously awaiting Kenzie's arrival home from school, and my telling her of the bad news regarding the coup, and the loss of two birds, one being her favorite!

The cirlce of farm life! We have two eggs in an incubator now, from her favorite bird Wendy, and I found some other eggs in the coup, and placed these fertile ones under the heat lamp as well.. We need to continue on with our poultry...!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Early Spring

Seams spring is six weeks early or so around here.
Today I got this guy to look back over his shoulder as he moved away from me
The wild rabbits seem to be gone, but the fox are here to stay