Collecting "weeds" for chickens
Does anyone else collect the "weeds", anything with seeds on as your cleaning the garden, around the chicken coop, etc. ? I cleaned a bunch of ragweed from an area yesterday, just pulling it up, tied in bundles and hang in the feed shed. I put a box under them so any seeds that fall will fall into it. I save these for…
My newest babies!
We need some more happy posts on here. Babies are always good for that I figure. Here are the latest 2 guinea keets. There are 5 more possible in that little incubator. We have 6 keets that hatched outside under a couple of call ducks. Two other keets died when the drake killed them. :( Needless to say, he got exiled and…
Clipping Chick's wings????
Can anyone give me some advice on when to clip my chick's wings? P.S. For those of you that have been following along on this chicken journey with me first of all thank you, you have all been so helpful! Secondly, they are growing so fast and are soooooo cute!
I'm Back + Chick Update
Hey everybody! I have been so busy lately that I haven't been posting, but I'm back! I'm sure some of you are wondering how the chick endeavor is going so here is an update! They are growing so fast! Especially the meat birds. We made a larger brooder and are in the process of building a chicken tractor(aka mobile coop).…
To Lay or not to Lay: Winter Chickens
I know it is early, but we are thinking of how to support our chickens laying over the winter. We would love folks thoughts on this. Pros/cons. Experiences. We live in New Mexico--it get to about 20 degrees most nights. We have a good coup that is airtight (but not insulated). They are new chickens this year. Thank you for…