The chicks, the chicks are everywhere! I have all three groups of cornish cross chicks here and doing good. My first group I received about 4 weeks ago didn't do so well, I don't think the batch I got was very healthy. But these last two groups of chicks, 25 each making a total of 50 chicks, are doing great! The last two groups are two weeks apart, and it was both their first time being outside! The older chicks are in a chicken tractor, the other chicks that are less then a week old are in a small kennel with the bottom taken out. While the oldest batch have had full reign of the grain bin and the surrounding pastured area for at least two weeks now. Not to mention the turkey poults and so cool and are foraging pros!
Seeing their natural chicken instincts kicking in is just exciting to see. They roll in the dirt, eat the dirt, eat bugs, eat grass, pretend to fly around, and are forming little cliches of their favorite buddies. The turkey poults tend to hang out together and are major explorers. They make the cutest little noises and sound like peepers on warm spring evenings.
As for the goats, I ended up selling both Tank Girl and Marcellene. Tank Girl was just too big of a goat to have with my smaller goats. She wasn't intentionally mean but she would barrel the other goats over if they happened to be in her way. She has ended up injuring two of my goats and I just can't take that risk anymore. I found her a new home with someone who raises boer, kiko, and boer/kiko crosses just like her! As for Marcellene I just need to downsize on my milkers and focus more on my San Clemente breed. She went to a family home that plan on milking her.
On the irritating side, the goats have found they can break out of their electric net fencing pretty easily. I am at a loss as to how to teach them to not do this, but I will keep trying. The grass is always greener on the other side, even when you are in new pasture!
Gardening has been happening in full force. Bob put in most of the seeds in the south garden, he has also started transplanting peppers and tomatoes in our hoophouse. I have lots of herbs and flowers planted along with some other cooler weather things. I have yet to transplant my seedlings I started indoors, I'm sure it will happen this weekend!
Big Ol' P.S! I will have extra processed chickens for sale probably mid/late July. I'm charging $4.50/lb, you can send me a message if you are interested.
Thanks for your support!
Born and raised in a small town, then moved back to the same small town. Jill of many trades and happy to be so.