Category Archives for Livestock

Chicks 4 Week Update Video

July 17, 2013

Just a quick video update of the Windy Woods chicks at 4 weeks. They're looking more like chickens than chicks these days. The electric fence showed up today, so we're watching instructional videos now.  

Chick Update

July 16, 2013

The Windy Woods chicks are rapidly outgrowing the garage brooder area. They've also developed their flight feathers enough that a 24″ high box is already more of a perch than a barrier. Fortunately, they seem content to perch on it rather than wander all over the garage for now. It's amazing how big they've gotten. […]

Not So Little Chicks

Our little ladies are growing up fast. So much so that they are no longer contained by their cardboard brooder box. I've been thinking about it for a few days, ever since they started roosting on the sides of the box, and therefor pooping on our laundry room floor. There's no way they can go […]

The Chicks Have Arrived!

June 21, 2013

We finally have our chicks! They actually arrived yesterday (Thursday, June 20, 2013), but we've been giving them time to settle in. 27 of the cutestest little buff orpington chicks. We ordered all pullets, don't know for certain yet that they are, but I'm given to belive that the hatchery's have gotten good at sexing […]

Chicken Hoop Coop

After much research (by Kristen, of course) we've decided to go with a Chicken Hoop Coop, at least for this summer. Here's the Caravan loaded out with the last of the major pieces. Cattle Panels. I had to get creative to load these. Cattle Panels are a specific type of fencing ($21.99 @ Tractor Supply […]

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