January in the Garden

January in the Garden[mk_padding_divider] Getting in the garden in January can be real challenging.  Cold and often nasty weather here make it an unpleasant task most days in January. A big issue with our garden has been poor soil condition.  We keep adding organic material, compost, and what ever else we can to build the…

Chicken Coop Overview

Chicken Coop overview for November 2019[mk_padding_divider] A look at our coop and run for the Chickens, Geese, Ducks,  Guineas, and Turkey. There is some automation, including WiFi for the coop.  Automatic Door, Automatic interior lights to come on in the early morning hours, brooder lamps, fan for ventilation and more.  Several IP Video cameras with…

Jersey Giants Update

White Jersey Giants at 14 Weeks So it has been about 14 weeks since we received our Jersey Giant chicks from the hatchery.  It is amazing how quickly they have grown.   The White Jersey Giants we ordered as a straight run, so no idea whether we have pullets or cockerels.  With our other chicks…

Chicken Killers – Dog Attack

Chicken Killers The Buff Orpington momma hen and two of her ten chicks cruelly killed by someone’s dogs. It pretty well goes that if you have chickens, you will have predators. And we have had our share.  Foxes, raccoons, opossums, snakes, and hawks have all been visitors in search of a meal.  We  have owls…