Way back when (last fall) I surprised Jamie with the Guinea fowl. Their sole purpose was to protecting the flock from snakes, as they were becoming a growing problem (stealing eggs). Shortly after they arrived, it became apparent that they may need their own space. So came the idea of the Fowl Tower. The idea […]
We finally got our chicken coup updated to version 3.2. Which means no more chick stench in our house!!!! I am so excited for this to have taken place. If you only have 6-12 chicks, life isn’t terrible. But if you have the 36-40 we have, your whole house stinks and you wish you had […]
We have a solar panel on our chicken coup. The plan was to power the veggie garden watering pump and chicken coup accessories with it. Our original purchase was a 100watt solar panel, 10 amp charge controller and a small solar 12volt battery off of ebay (Jamie bought these, so I don’t have the model info […]
We have revamped our coup, for a 3rd time. This is version 1.0 of this re-design. We are planning on adding our chicks/pre-teens to this coup and when that happens we will be at 2.0 at which time we will need to add a door behind our brood housing unit. But until that happens, let me […]
Between Moneta Farm & Home Center (Moneta VA) and Tractor Supply (Bedford, VA) we have gotten about 45 chicks… 20 for meat birds and the other 25 for laying, 6 of which are Easter eggers. I’m looking forward to blue and green eggs this fall! For now we have them separated in three bins with […]
I love my chickens! My favorite being peaches our buff Orpington she’s super put going. I did have 2. Road island reds but something got under two fences to steal corn I gave the girls and she picked a fight and lost. Red tend to be more aggressive and age was actually more aggressive then […]
The chicks are growing like weeds. At almost a month old they are starting to get out of there box. So we clipped their wings, but left front two feathers so they can glide Looks like we need to clean out their water dish, again, today… The messy like fuckers.