Snape

Snape

So far we have 3 Roo’s at our place. Last year when we first got chickens I was convinced that I did not want a rooster. The epic tales of how viscous they can be were enough to convince me that they were no good! Especially on a homestead full of kids. (the...
Upcycled Nesting Boxes

Upcycled Nesting Boxes

The nesting box that our gals were using, I’m half ashamed to admit, was one that I kind of “concocted” out of some old house siding. Stuart has been ever amazed that the thing held together, because rather than build a frame (which is what he would...
Life on the Ranch

Life on the Ranch

This weekend we processed our 13 CornishX chickens. It was a learning experience all around. A couple friends of ours came to help. They kept telling us they didn’t have “a lot” of experience, but it was still more than WE had so we were very...
Big Chick Little Chick

Big Chick Little Chick

A couple weeks ago we absolutely had to get the Cornish chicks into the chicken tractor as they were totally growing out of the water tank. Since it had been occupied by our layer chicks I had to just bite the bullet and put them in the coop run with the “big...
Life on the Ranch

Life on the Ranch

Ranch life this week was a little interesting. We had to dispatch 2 of our Cornish chickens because of unknown injuries. I’d assume that they somehow hurt their legs since that seems to be one of the ailments that plague the breed. I couldn’t find an...