Favorite "Meditation of My Heart"

Call unto me,

and I will answer thee,

and shew thee great and mighty things,

which thou knowest not. --Jeremiah 33:3 KJV

Monday, April 30, 2012

Our Chicks' Country Cottage

They are cute & fun & growing stinkier by the day.
This weekend we put together a temporary hen house for our quickly growing chicks.  It is still too cool at night, but they can go out to their new home during most days.  Since we had only a weekend to get it together, we decided to reuse the kids playhouse, which they have lost interest in long ago.  We moved the cottage to an area where we could easily add a run and that was protected from strong wind and direct sun.  Then we added chicken wire over the windows and started building their roosts and nest boxes.  The chicks seem to like it a lot, which is good because hubby is tired of jokes about sharing our bathroom with 8 chicks and I'm tired of the smell.

Yes, our chicks have a working

This back "fireplace" will open out to their run.
BTW-We started with 4 chicks and we thought we had some guaranteed fatalities after the first day due to so much handling by the kids so hubby went and bought 4 more reinforcement/replacements.  I originally told you we had 7 because one was on deaths door when I wrote my post, BUT as luck would have it, Corrine is a serious internet-informed urban farmer.  She fed the chick egg yoke and it made a recovery that was nothing short of miraculous.  So if they all make it & lay 3 eggs per day.....anyone going to need eggs?  Lots of eggs? 

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