Sunday, May 24

Cleaning

A couple of days ago I cleaned the old wood shavings and droppings from underneath the hen house and put them in the garden. I put new wood chips and mixed in sevin dust to keep the flies and the mites out. Yesterday Philip and I soaked all the waterer's in clorox bleach and cold water for a while, does a good job and they look almost new again! We put apple cider vinegar in them at least once a week to prevent worms and keep the knats and mosquitos out of them. I don't like using wormers on chickens, it's very hard on them. I think it's better to try and prevent them!! There are real good articles in the backyard poultry magazines on both subjects, and that's where I get most of my tips!! We also have been building a duck house to keep the duck safe at night,we are almost finished with it, tired of losing pets!!! I plan on putting a list of our pets and names of the ones we've named so far, any help with names will be aprreciated since we have about 20 or so to name.

2 comments:

  1. I thought you understood that no one is allowed to name anything except me.

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  2. Hello there!

    I saw you had been by my place, and thought I'd say howdy!

    What a lot of cuties you have (the poultry): we'd love to have guineas, but we're right by a highway here. Someday!

    Love,

    Marqueta

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guiena

guiena
getting big,doing fine

quail

quail
less than a day old

duck is happy

duck is happy
our duck enjoying the new grass

new grass

new grass

george,chickzilla and puff puff

george,chickzilla and puff puff
obamma in back out of site

Not yellow anymore

Not yellow anymore
duck is white now and a whole lot heavier

Duck fitting right in

Duck fitting right in

Guinea and dominiques

Guinea and dominiques

rabbit

rabbit
pic by philip

Our 2 ducks

Our 2 ducks
one is yellow the other is grey and yellow

GOT A RABBIT!!!!

GOT A RABBIT!!!!

WE GOT DUCKS!!

WE GOT DUCKS!!

Halfbreed & Obamma

Halfbreed & Obamma
chicks on the ground with thrir moms

2 golden laced cochins

2 golden laced cochins
here you can see feathered feet

buff orpington 24 days old

buff orpington 24 days old

white silkie 24 days old

white silkie 24 days old
got 3 out 5 left so far, wasp and coon got the other2

buff cochin 24 days old

buff cochin 24 days old

think they are hungry????

think they are hungry????

golden laced cochin 24 days old

golden laced cochin 24 days old

starting to eat

starting to eat
a barred rock pullet starting to eat

chicks in brooder

chicks in brooder
chicks huddled up together try to get warm

Halfbreed and obamma

Halfbreed and obamma
sitting on eggs and chicks

halfbreeds and obamma's chicks

halfbreeds and obamma's chicks
their chicks are 7 days old now

chicks in box

chicks in box

stephanie

stephanie
stephanie fixing to peck the camera

chickens on roost

chickens on roost

getting ready to go night night

getting ready to go night night
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