Monday, October 15, 2012

Progress!

Poles are set for the goat barn!!! I didn't take any pictures because I was holding the beams but I will take some as we continue to work! The goaties were their usual overly helpful selfs giving us kisses as we dug holes :p The hubs has a job out of town for awhile so his days will be longer than normal. So I have decided to take on my first build! I am going to transform my daughters playhut she no longer uses into a chicken coop for my new babies. Our existing chicken coop will hold the first five we hatched plus the six big ones we already have comfortably but I need space for the 18 little ones! I'm no builder, so this may be the wonkiest coop yet LOL!!! The first five chicks I hatched are getting big, I have for sure 2 girls and for sure 2 roos 1 is iffy but I think it's a boy too :( The farm plan as of right now~~~ Build goat barn and chicken coop, get all the chickens settled in and in a routine. In the spring we're going to try our hand at pigs and hatch out more baby chicks to sell. Things are happening around here and I'm excited☺

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  1. That is so cool! Congratulations! Can't wait to see the pictures of your progress. I'm sure you are going to transform that playhut into an awesome chick wonderland!

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    1. I hope so! I'm a little nervous because I like to "wing it" alot and my husband is the perfectionist!!!

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  2. Sounds like you have a good plan. We hatched 250 chicks last spring and wouldn't you know 80% were roosters! That's okay though as we have several customers that get 20 every few weeks to put in their freezers. Looking forward to seeing your new chicken house. :)

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    1. Your lucky! I love chickens because if you can't sell them you can eat them!!!

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  3. You will have fun building your coop, think like a predator and put wire anywhere you would break in.

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    1. I'm going to have wire everywhere!!!!

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  4. Sounds like fun! I'm sure it will be fine. Can't wait to see the pics!
    Pigs are fun too!

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    1. I want to get the same pigs you got! They were cute!

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  5. You are building quite a farm there. Good luck with all of your projects!

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    1. Thanks Beth! I need luck especially with me building it!!!!

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  6. I second the suggestion about thinking about putting a good wire around any potential (as small as they may look) entry points for your chicken coop. Will be much easier to install it now than later.

    NO FAIR! I want to grow a pig!

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    1. You will get a pig!!! Us women have a way of talking our men into getting what we want ☺

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  7. Hi Kelly, it sounds like you are having a ball! I'm sure you'll do fine on your chicken coop, but if it is a little wonky . . . call it ART, LOL. That's what I do :)
    Have a great week . . . I'm so proud of you . . . you are really taking to this farm-girl life.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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    1. Thanks Connie! I hope it's not too wonky, I haven't started yet because I'm helping with the goat barn but I'm sure my husband will take over my project, he always does ☺

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  8. nothing is more empowering then building it yourself.. Congrats. I am Jealous, I can't wait for the day when we have the property, so I can finally have my own chicken coop. Have fun with it. : )

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    1. Yeah, I can't wait! I hope I build them a decent home, this will be very interesting ☺ I adore chickens!!! They give you entertainment, eggs, and meat! I think every U.S. citizen should have three laying hens in their backyard!

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  9. We are in a rural area but so far I haven't convinced my husband we need chickens. How exciting for you!

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