Here we go again with another busy season! Seems like everywhere we turn there is something to do these days around the farm. Whether it is to get ready for our new plans or just keeping up with the ones already in place, we are on the run with many fine projects. Seedlings and hatchlings have begun again, and I’m glad to see my custom brooder box finally up and running. I am hoping things grow well this year!
We just got a new batch of fluffy baby chicks! It will take about 20 weeks for them to grow into laying pullets (hens) I decided to get a few different kinds this time and see how it goes – some Black, Red and Barred Rock. The sure are fun to be around, and are full of personality already! We have had a busy month of harvest in our gardens, bringing in lots of beans, tomatoes, and the remaining field of sweet corn! We spent a few late evenings blanching the veggies and then into the freezers for eating over Winter.
We received a new batch of 50 chicks and boy they are cute! They are also very active, spending most of their time eating & drinking (and sleeping 🙂 I made their new home out of 2 plastic storage bins, chicken wire and and two lamps. After a few weeks in the brooder boxes we’ll send them out to the main barn for more eating… and drinking.. and sleeping..