Monday, October 1, 2012

Heres what....

has been going on at the homestead. My hens are locked up for most of the day which has made them less than happy. The boys have been put back in the man cave (chicken tractor) at night so I can let them out in the mornings. They would drive the girls nuts if they were all cooped up together. My five babies that I hatched out three weeks ago are getting so big, I am starting to stress over the accomodations for all these little ones :/ All fourteen of my eggs in the incubator hatched the last one was yellow with yellow feathered feet, soo cute, it really stands out against the others. I managed not to cry for the hatching of Squirty's babies they don't look like her at all so that helped! The little yellow one tugged at my heart the most because both my yellow birds were gone in a weeks time and one we witnessed :(  The hubs spent a week trying to catch a coyote. He saw a fox but wasn't able to kill it. I was a little unimpressed by his hunting and trapping skills so Friday evening after a couple cans of liquid courage I hopped in the woods and set my coyote trap. No luck with that so far. We talked with the neighbors who had lost chickens a few years back to a bobcat! The hubs friend who walked the woods with him the other night said there could be ANYTHING living in those woods. This worries me alot! Our new plan is to fence the front yard, build a good size chicken house out front, and put a bunch of hiding areas to protect the hens from hawks. This will take awhile but I really like the idea of my chickens having soo much space without the fear of the wild dogs and animals from the woods. Scorpions have been coming into my house again, I don't know if it's this time of year or what but they give me the heebie geebies!! My garden is doing great with this cooler weather and rain. I have some good size pumpkins on the vine and everyone comments on how pretty the pumpkin patch is. It's only two plants but it is huge!!!  I think that's it, I have to clean my house this week it's completely trashed since I spend all my time outside protecting chickens! CHICKEN COUNT 25!!!!

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  1. I hope your chickens continue to do well. I hope you finially catch the wiley coyote.

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    1. Thank you Beth! I'm trying to catch it ;)

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  2. I have to clean my house too. Only I do clean it, and not thirty seconds later the boys have trashed it again..now its time to start taking away toys..

    While your out hunting coyotes..look out for Bigfoot... : )

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    1. That's why I never clean! My whole family thinks there is some invisible maid that's going to follow them around picking up their crap!
      I think Sasquatch is out there, it gets really noisy at night LOL!!!

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