Saturday, September 28, 2013
Today while we were moving some old pallets getting ready for the goats, Randy found a banty nest under a pallet with (6) eggs ;-) I have been so worried about them since we have not collected any of their eggs. We relocated the eggs to a nest box in hopes of one of the hens sitting on them. I want some babies ;-)
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Life has been crazy these last few days, fighting to save chickens, work and in general LIFE. So, we have lost chickens, about 1 every other day. Me, Kaylee and Karen went to the chicken sale but birds were selling so high, many more people than birds. I knew I should have bought some because when we got one, yep, we had a bird missing. Today Randy and myself went and bought enough fencing to finish what we started to protect our birds. You know, we love our birds, it's just a great life to have, it's not just about the eggs, these birds are a part of our farm
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
So apparently if you pee in a jug and sprinkle it around your property, it will help deter a fox! They smell the human scent and won't come around?!? SO, yea, we are trying this. At this point we are desperate and DO NOT want to kill the fox ( only as a last resort ). Our neighbors are going to set a live trap, we just know something has to be done.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Lost another chicken today to the fox, again! So, I suppose in the morning when we let them out, we will sit down there with the gun and wait. Pisses me off, the fox is getting to our birds and we have been unable to stop him, we have tried to really fox proof the area in a humane way, but, we have no choice but to try and save our birds with other force at this point.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
This is the first bull snake Randy caught eating our banty eggs, we still have one down there that we have not caught yet but we will....... BTW this is the snake that almost killed me ( my version) it definitely just about scared the life out of me!
Our new front on the CH seems to be working well, we got stuck down there during a little rain shower and it kept the birds good and dry (us too). We also rearranged a nest box for the banty's, they also roost on it , and take refuge under it away from the big girls lol All is well on the farm today! We are still looking for signs of the fox getting our laying hen, seems to just be a mystery. I will add some pics of all of our birds tomorrow.