Don’t count your chickens

We had given up on our three oldest hens for egg production- thus the reason for the new flock of birds – however we have noticed that they have been congregating on my friend’s trailer stoop – making and awful racket, and disappearing under the trailer. So we pulled back the hay bales … a dozen eggs! I wouldn’t mind more chicks.(wink)

We’ve got …

After many month of store bought eggs I discovered that one of our silver-laced birds has started laying. This would also explain Carmine’s interest in the youngsters suddenly. She is quite the prissy one – she had to watch and make sure I made her nest right and even then she still complained. Maybe it was because I was too slow and everyone wanted to see the new quarters so she had to lay her egg on the hard floor. Oops Anyhow- we now have 1 good egg and two cracked ones.

Clever girl

One of our new chicken, named Blue – after the velociraptor – decided to figure out what was going on in the big house. (see video on Instagram) She actually made it into the house after several failed attempts at peaking, jumping and analyzing the door. Ok – I let her in – just to see what she would do.

She made herself comfortable! lol

Pain in the butt

We have four horses – Chaser, (the daughter) likes to live up to her name and chase the goats, dogs and the other horses – especially her father. The bond between those two is really fun to watch but sometimes she’s just a pill.

As I was watching them the other morning, I saw Chaser returning from the water trough to the food bale – walk right next to her father who was grazing peacefully – she then hip bumped him and sent him stumbling.

She does this often – Talk about having a child that is a literal pain in the butt.

Friday the 13th

Two strange things happened today, one involved my water tank for my animals – which we had cleaned last week and again two days ago – it was full of bugs! More than one kind! Had to spend two hours with bleaching the tank clean to make sure all larvae was killed. The second weird thing – we can’t find my husband’s glasses- that are always on/or next to the bed (he only wears them at night) – searched all around/under and in the bedroom but they can’t be found. Strange.