Egg Strike

Egg Strike

Because of some interesting chick experiences of the summer we ended up with only one egg laying aged pullet this Fall and every other bird decided to molt. And quit laying eggs. It’s been ridiculous that I have to go to the store and buy eggs when I’m...
New Chicken Coop

New Chicken Coop

The flock has been in their new coop for a few weeks now. They seem to really like it! And even though I had to chase birds out of roosting in the built in nesting boxes the first night they all have more or less figure out that the roost is for, well… roosting!...
No Poop Boards Please

No Poop Boards Please

When I moved the chickens to the LRB to keep them from all becoming coyote food, I was excited to try out the concept of a “poop board.” Yeah, not a very thrilling name, but the idea intrigued me. As I’d been looking through coop designs online and...
Barricading the Chickens

Barricading the Chickens

*UPDATE* I started this post a LONG time ago because I was so thrilled that our chickens were “safe” from predators finally! It was such a weight off of my mind. Sadly before I could finish the post the pup got into the chicken yard and did a LOT of...
Life on the Ranch

Life on the Ranch

Life on the ranch was not all sunbeams and dewdrops last week sadly. I’m still trying to recover from it, honestly. What happened is pretty sad, and I feel completely responsible, which doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. I worked really hard to get...
Chicken Cuteness

Chicken Cuteness

The chickens have discovered my straw mulched yard, which also happens to be the garden! Ack!! They love the straw and have happily scratched to death one promising squash plant. 🙁 So I’m frequently sending the lads out into the yard to get the chickens out. One...