So much has happened since my last post..
- We Moved to the new location
- We bought a Livestock Guardian Dog (Maremma x Great Pyrenees)
- We FINALLY got a frizzled rooster
- We bought five barred rock chicks from breeding stock
- We set 42 eggs in the incubator
First off, here is our new barn. The lot is 2 acres with lots of woods/land for the chickens to roam. You can see our LGD puppy Clementine in the picture. For now she is tied up inside the pen. She can interact with the chickens, but they can get away if they need to.
She is the calmest puppy I’ve ever met. She loves to sleep and only gets excited first thing in the morning, or after a long nap.
She does a lot of sleeping.. A lot of watching…
The inside of the coop. It used to be occupied by two horses when Susan was a child.
The new laying area. Only two boxes are used by all of the hens..
I built a separate brooding area. Olive took right to motherhood with the five barred rock chicks.
Here they were at 5 days old or so. I’m pretty sure I have at least 3/5 girls. They all are really dark in colour, but two have less of a dark wash on their legs.
Janet has officially given up raising the eleven almost 7 week old chicks. They are on their own. She started laying again on Monday.
The chicks are big enough to take care of themselves. I believe we only have two/ten that are boys. We lost one of the houdans (Clementine SAT on her).
Something caught Fern’s eye.
Probably wondering if George is a chicken or a hairball.
Believe it or not, this is actually Lorraine’s father. I convinced his owner to sell him to me. I wanted to breed a frizzle rooster to Harriet so desperately, and they are rare here. Very rare. I can’t believe he is mine!
So far he has not crowed. He is kind of a loner right now, but he was taken from all he has ever known.
That’s bound to stress a guy out!