I am now in Upstate New York and planning on starting all over again! Since we are still renting I'm going to have to wait on the donkeys and goats for a while... Bummer...
Thursday, August 21, 2008
We've Expanded the Run!
Our lights had been flickering so we called the power company. The transformer for our house (and our neighbors!) is right next to the chicken coop and is COVERED in trees!! So last week the tree guys came out and chopped a bunch of trees down and topped some others. This was GREAT! I was planning on extending the run anyway and already had the fencing, so I found out what day they were coming and ripped half of the run down so they could get in there and spray painted lines on trees to let them know where I'd like the stumps cut. Now the chickens have a lot more room and even have some underbrush to play in and trample! The guys mulched up all of the branches they cut down and it has made a GREAT ground cover for the run!
Check it out...
They LOOOOVE to sunbathe!
No, that black one isn't dead... She's having a sun bath!
Can you find the camo chicken in this picture? I've named him Rambo!
In other news, the little chicken with the infected eye is looking LOTS better! I've posted a new picture of him in my online album if you want to see :)
When I started this blog I lived in Western Pennsylvania in the middle of Amish country. I went to college for agriculture and have worked with animals all my life. As of the beginning of 2009 I had to leave that place behind.
I am now in Upstate New York and I am scheming to buy some property of my own. Watch out when I do! As of the Spring of 2010 I am renting in a rural area. This will allow me to restart my mini-farm... But I'm going to have to hold off on the larger critters for a while!
This blog is to document my experiences with my flock of chickens (and whatever else I end up with!). I hope you enjoy it!