Wednesday, June 29, 2011

And here's the Chicken Run

The girls spent their first night in the coop~ Whooohooo!
Now MY house is "Chicken-Free"!
Built by THESHEDSMITH.COM in Wendell Mass

The run is fully wired, even on the bottom

The girls love it!!  But wait...where's Sunny?
Here she is~ Taking her sweet time coming out of the coop
Maybe even "showing off"
So Cute :)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Chicken Coop

We put the chicken coop in place under the birch tree for some shade.  We had it built so that we could move it around with the tractor.  The run will be attached and also be removable.
My coop was custom built by the owner of
A company in Wendell Mass that uses locally milled lumber and reclaimed windows for coops, sheds etc.   Wonderful to work with and would highly recommend!

More pics coming soon :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Chicks First "Run Around on Your Own" Outing

The girls were behaving themselves...enjoying the freedom of green grass without any confinement until one of them found a Worm!
Then it turned into "Chase the Chicken with the Worm!!!"

Watch Out!
Another close call!

Aw!!! Gray chick swiped it and now they're heading for the front of the house

Where did she go?  Hiding in the ferns maybe?!!

Busted!  Now the worm's been swiped from her too.......Back around the house they go!

Too Funny :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Chicks First Outing

All the girls went outside today to enjoy the sunshine :)

Even Spooky!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Spooky & the Chicks~

Spooky is enjoying her new sisters too!!!

Here she is giving one a big smooch :)

I wonder what she's REALLY thinking!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Baby Chicks

They're HOME!
I just picked up my new chicks from the post office! After a lot of research I decided to have my chicks hatched from a company called I didn't want anything to do with those large hatcheries that horrifically kill chicks in ways that I won't mention....

So here they are~
5 Blue laced red Wyandottes and 5 Americana's (they lay blue eggs)

Soon after they went in our homemade brooder, I took each chick and gently put it's beak in the water. They all got the hang of it after that. Because they've been in a box for 2 days, I put a few drops of flower essence "rescue remedy" in the water to help them recover from stress.  They also have organic chick starter with some dried nettle leaves.  This is sprinkled on the paper towels as well as in a dish so they have things to pick at :)    So far so good!

Here's some pictures of the brooder~
I don't know how I'm going to get any work done today~~~~  So exciting :)