Our Backyard Chickens and the New Addition…

Our Backyard Chickens and the New Addition…

We’ve been quite busy since Fathers Day when I knew I had hear small faint chirping as I walked slowly and as I approached our chicken house but, I still saw nothing and if they were even born yet they were hiding up under Mama and sleeping.

We went ahead and attended church the following morning then after words on Fathers Day there they were with first 2, then 4, then 6, then 8, and I was starting to loose count because the way they were moving around and hiding because they would get scared and hide when we would approach the chicken house or they would hear us but, there they were the cutest little baby chickens alive and well!

There doing quite well and I didn’t want to put water in anything to deep and I used pie pans, milk jugs, and the bottom of water bottles. I trimmed them down to there height and enough to where they wouldn’t drowned.

I hadn’t thought about it But on backyard chickens where I’m a member and someone told me pie pans were good for this and if you have chickens or raise chickens you can find out any information you need to know from their website. They have anything you needed know here.

I was uneducated about chickens for years and the last few years I’ve edu ate myself because I knew I wanted to have chickens when we purchased this place and moved here. Wean teach ourselves or learn how to anything of our choice.

About a month ago one if our roosters disappeared and everything was fine for a while and then my other rooster disappeared and then the next night one of my chickens was gone. Poor girl all that was left in the chicken house was the floor being covered with feathers. We assumed a fox and a friend of mine told me a fox will leave the feathers because they can’t pick them up and carry them with them.

My husband and I knew we had to figure out a way to keep the babies safe or he’s the carpenter he did. I’m just a helper when need be. We have another chicken house behind our house and after he fenced it off all around the outside and moved the door on the other to this one it was in good shape!

We moved the ladder and one of the perches and knew they would be safe and so far they have been.

Here is the end result and I’m so pleased with it. I do have some red paint I may add but I’ll have to add some white to the trim to. We stopped here because we plan to add a larger run to it also for them especially now since I’ll have a pretty decent size flock.

Her last baby didn’t make it and we lost our roosters and a hen but look What God had blessed us with!

There just adorable and I hope they all make it. The Mama coma and huts my door and let’s me know they want an evening snack. I just cut a fresh pineapple and gave them what was left of the rind and the middle. Yesterday it was the stems and access from fresh spinach. I don’t know if I’ll keep them all if not I’ll sell them. We’ll see and I told my husband people in this county will be calling me that chicken lady!

I enjoy getting the fresh eggs and their both good layers. Only problem the other chicken jeeps going in the other old chicken house. But I told my husband were going to have to fix, repair and make it safe because I can’t keep all of them until chicken house their in because it’s not big enough and we’ll work through it and be ready for Fall and Winter. I haven’t had to purchase eggs since I’ve had them and this part I love and fresh eggs are better!

I love all of the egg holders and fresh eggs do not have to be refrigerated until you use them. Don’t clean them until your ready to use them and they’ll last about a month.

I’m over my illness and it’s cooled off some and boys humid here in Whitley. We’re even managing to have some cool comfortable evenings and that’s when my nose is in great book. I’ve read quite a few lately.

We’re blessed to have the life we do and I thank God daily. Make the most of it and enjoy the dream of what ever it may be you create. Until next time and I’ve read some great blogs today. Keep up the great writing my friends and God Bless…

It’s time for coffee and some reading!

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Feeding The Birds and All God’s Creatures…

Feeding The Birds and All God’s Creatures…

But not bears I say! Let’s not leave food outside and draw bears near to our homes. It’s that time of year and here in Whitley City, KY. On year a bear was eating out of the dumpster at KFC here and having quite the meal as I’m sure he was happy.

Last year I had put out a really nice bird feeder that 6 or 8 birds could perch in and eat from but the squirrels time and time again would have a feast and swing on it as well. Each time I saw it laying in the yard I would go out into the yard and hang it again never becoming upset because I know squirrels have to eat to

This year I haven’t had a chance to go and pick up any bird feeders as I had been laying the bird feed on a shelf like stand I guess you could say in order for the birds to be able to eat.

I decided today I was going to make a bird feeder as I had saw it done before with water or soda bottles. I just used a 2 liter soda bottle and cut it down.

The Supplies Needed That I Used:

Thread

Soda or Water Bottle

Scissors scrapbook or regular scissors

Hole Punch

Twigs or Sticks to fit for birds to perch

Trim it down with scissors to desired size. Then I punched the holes around the outside for me to be abe to run the twigs and sticks through the wholes. I also wrapped it around the twigs for a sturdier hang when hanging on the tree. I placed a piece of a stirofoam on the bottom bit you could use a plastic saucer, plate or lid in order to have a place for the birdseed to fall into and rest. There you have it and now the birds can eat and be satisfied end it’s nice for us to be able to see the different color birds we attract here. I also hung out my. 99 cent hummingbird feeder I’ve had for years and I definitely need to upcycle this one or just purchase a new one period.

I’m just happy I can feed the birds better now. It’s a simple project and children would enjoy it.

Sorry I haven’t written any blogs lately. I’ve been working many hours, taking care of my home, and and chickens.

I have a broody one and 8 pray these babies live. The last ones were duds and it was as if she knew. She came up out of the chicken house one day and left them. My husband did find a dead one and I just got rid of the other eggs.

She came out today to eat and played for a little bit and returned to her eggs. Brave our rooster was being contrary and I scolded him and told him to be nice but our chickens seem happy. Well see if these baby chickens live I sure hope so!

Have a great weekend and leave plenty of water outside this year it’s humid and very hot…