This week

This sweet cat will put up with anything…

I know! I swore I was done chickening.  But, I missed them!

Learning to have gentle hands with the baby chicks.

watching the world.

best friends

This is a picture that Kaia took of our tulips.  I didn’t know it was on the camera!  Doesn’t it look like a Georgia O’Keefe painting?

We know have 3 Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons, 3 French Black Marans, 2 Easter Eggers, and one true Ameraucana.

We are expecting 3 more Lavender Orpingtons in mid-April.  Before they all need to go outside, Toby and I are going to redo their run and coop, and hopefully predator-proof it!

And I promise you, I didn’t give him illegal substances before filming this!  He discovered this game on his own!


3 thoughts on “This week

  1. Your two are too cute!! Those chicks are too, are they old enough to stay outside or do they still need heat? I bet you will be loving all those fresh eggs!

  2. Nikki, it will probably take 6-8 weeks for the chicks to feather out enough to be outside, away from the heat lamp. Right now they are in a large tub in our bathroom. That way, they get lots of attention though out the day.

  3. I just found your website after googling silkies.I bookmarked an will read for a week all your posts I am sure!I know about chickens in your blood.I swore I was done with chickens even though we have a 2,700 egg incubator(the size and age of a Volkswagen bug) after something killed my 16 blue cochins.Plus all my favorites seem to die.Chris(my guy)thought I was joking but over time he sees I am right and calls it Brittneys curse…I can’t say it is my favorite or the gig is up for them.We have now about 50.We now have them all separated by breed for purebred hatching eggs and chicks.It is MUCH more work and I wish I could go back to the days of one coop!Our problem predators are coyotes and foxes and stray dogs.I have been a night owl all my life but the 2 am has turned to 5!We just got a livestock puppy that is an Anatolian shepherd/Pyrenees mix.Maybe he will grow up and help…we also have four shelties and a goat and an Angora rabbit.I wish I spun and used the hair!Instead I just clip him down.I am also taking a good look at my diet since I had two hotdogs for dinner!I love your site!

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