Crazy Chickens

Here's what the hens have been up to. Paris has got chicks again. She went broody at just the right time to end up with some of the eggs from the incubator for the short lockdown stint. She has five little fluffballs, who all seem to be doing well. Four are her own and one…

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Chick Time Again

We've got chicks again! I'd like to say it was a successful hatch, but it wasn't exactly. I had issues with the incubator again, not helped by the wildly fluctuating end-of-spring weather. Also, the auto-turner stopped one day in the first couple of days, something to do with the power point it was plugged into,…

Sad News About The Chicks

All was going well with eight chicks after the saving of Slowmo, until Sunday morning, Day 7 for most of the chicks. I found a dead black chick in the coop. But it actually wasn't Slowmo. It was right up against the door of the coop on a little wet patch of wood shavings. I…

The First Frost And First Steps

We had our first frost yesterday morning, just three days out from winter! And another one this morning. It has been a very pleasant Autumn. But I am glad to see frost and the beautiful sunny days that follow, for frost brings on proper dormancy for the fruit trees and reduction or death of some…