Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Baby Chicks Arrive

We ordered 25 baby broiler chicks and they arrived yesterday. They are all settled in to their brooder set up in the garage. We've never raised broiler chicks before, so this should be interesting. We have butchered six layer hens, and of course, many, many game birds.

They all arrived healthy and thirsty, and immediately started drinking, eating, and sleeping. They are suppose to be ready to butcher in 6-8 weeks, and since we want them on the small side, we are planning on 6 weeks. It's hard to imagine that they will grow that quickly, but that's what is suppose to happen. I'll keep you informed!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Petals and Blossom on Playset

Just had to share this precious picture of the girls on their playset. It was taken on May 4. I know they both look like they should be Tigger's daughters, but Petals, on the left is Tigger's kid, and Blossom, on the right, is Una's.