Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
In my opinion, I would choose a metal feeder because it puts out more food than a plastic feeder. For the plastic feeder you have to shake it a few times before you any get any food out. The metal one, when the chickens peck at it the food comes out instantly. They both don't have any rain protection for both of them which is a downside to both feeders but overall I would choose the metal feeder.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
We just started to grow some herbs for fun. In about a week or so we had some sprouts, then stems, then we had the finished product. We also have this rosemary bush outside in our backyard. They are super fresh and they last for the whole year. They do well on steaks and things like that. Sometimes they are just a nice decoration to put around the house.
Friday, March 9, 2012
We had some old yogurt in the fridge and we had no idea what to do with it. We decided the best thing to do is to feed it to the chickens! They really enjoy eating it! We mixed it with some bird seeds and Pebbles was the first to try it. She used her curious little beak to make a crevice in the yogurt and turns out, they love it! the next chicken to try it was Shasta. Shasta loves to try new things! In fact, I think she likes the yogurt more than Pebbles! When I came back home, the yogurt disappeared!
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Today I made a hanger for the chickens with some rubber bands, string and some vegetables. They really enjoyed it! I put it above the run before I went to work and by the time I got back they ate it all! The veggie hanger prevented them from getting bored when they couldn't go out of the coop! This was also a good way for them to exercise as well!
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
I figured out he missing puzzle piece to my egg mystery. Turns out I was correct! Shasta was growling at me and I lifted her up and found Pebble's egg! I am pretty sure Shasta has been sitting there for the whole day because when I collected the egg, it felt like she just laid it. I am just glad to find an egg. All you have to do to stop a broody hen you just have to remove her from the nest and collect the egg and she will figure out that; why am I sitting here! I just hope to find that Shasta lays an egg by tomorrow and doesn't just sit there warming up Pebbles's egg!
Monday, March 5, 2012
Shasta and Pebbles haven't been laying eggs lately. I think the reason is because Shasta has been sitting in the nest for the past days. I hope they start laying more eggs by tomorrow. I am sure hoping to find two eggs in the nest by today! If there is a double egg which can happen I'll be sure to post it!
Sunday, March 4, 2012
The funniest thing to watch is to see Shasta follow Pebbles around the yard! They do not do it because they are aggressive, it is just that Shasta is on the lowest of the pecking order and she likes to feel protected under Pebbles. Also, Shasta isn't the one who follows, Pebbles does too! I usually am the one to let the chickens out and I am pretty sure Pebbles has my image in her brain that she wants to follow me around all the time! And of course if Pebbles follows so does Shasta! They both run up to me like I am the best thing the world has given to them except for food of course! =O)
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Friday, March 2, 2012
I have two chickens, one named Shasta a Silkie and a Sussex named Pebbles. It is so fun to watch them, they always follow each other around instinctively. They are so cute! They lay eggs everyday and they taste much better than those store bought eggs. They have a big difference in size but it is worth it. When we compare the two eggs it almost seems like it is a goose egg! I highly recommend getting chickens. You don't need to have a big backyard, in fact our backyard is pretty small but our chickens still enjoy the space!