Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Babies are getting big

Today I'm going to share the newest pictures of the chickens and me.. The 6 we bough think I'm their mama I guess, as every time I go and sit by them they are all over me.
Lovey on my shoulder, Sweetheart on my knee they are both Barred Rocks
2 by my feet are Ameraucana's 1 light and 1 dark

 I think if I was to sit out there all night the 6 would be all over me sleeping
My sister in law came and wanted to see them, she took the pictures. Aren't they funny!!! Although I don't like it when they find my earrings.....
Will try to get better pictures soon, Raining most of the week, turned chickens loose yesterday as the babies can't get through the chain link fencing now. And Tia got nailed my Mama hen yesterday so I think she might just decide they aren't worth chasing.
XO Nana

PS the other 2 of the babies are Rhode Island Reds. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

More picture of the chicks

 My 6 Chicks
 3 Buff sisters
 Mama and her 5 chicks, the 3 Buff sisters in the corner.
 First time for L to be in the pen and close to the babies
 They will climb all over me if I set in the pen.

 Sleeping on me

WHAT??? Done already... 

Update on Chicks and Newest Babies

Well we did it... Our babies are doing well and we found some other babies for free, 
we just HAD to have them. lol Newest babies first. Aren't they gorgeous!
 2 months old and lots of room to run
 The 3 buffs are the newest hens (Bantams)
 Our babies know how to get out of the hens way lol
 Put a bench in to hold up the bird netting, 
and a spot for me to sit with them

More updates soon. XO Nana

Sunday, September 8, 2013

A small update on the chicken coup

Here is what has happened so far. Have the coup primed and insulated, inside wall built to have hens separate from supplies.
 Hubby leveled it.

 Mama in the yard resting with her chicks
 Insulation up and sheeting almost up. Just framing separating wall
 The house was built crooked, but hubby has to make the wall strait. LOL

 Almost ready
 Sorry a bit blurry, but babies wanted to go to bed.

 Back side of hen house. We have the whole yard fenced and bird netting over the top,
had some big birds flying overhead, neighbors cat and Mom's chihuahua thinking they were going to have a good dinner. It is pretty secure now.
Now... I need your help, We want to put a sign on the hen house anyone care to suggest a name please leave it in a comment.  My sisters hubby said to call it Tia's KFC.
Tia is the chihuahua. LOL
I will chat with you all soon, XO Nana