The two chicks are doing well, but they have lost all their fluffy cuteness. I added the dog x-pen onto the wire crate, but the hen has been getting out more frequently, so every once in a while they all get out for some wandering.
Yesterday I let them out for quite a while, and mum took them on a real walkabout
One chick in particular is getting some red colouring. It will be interesting to see how she (positive thinking here, although SHE is bigger than the other one) turns out. The other one doesn't have any blue, but has a few small flecks of black on her back. The dad rooster is mainly black, so you would think they would end up with quite a bit of colour.
The dogs or Smudge the cat don't bother them. Luna fixates on the hen the odd time. Yesterday she must have got a little close, as the hen chased her half way across the back yard. Yep, those hens can get pretty aggressive if they think their chicks are in danger.
I think a goose must have snuck in with the chickens the other day. Look at the size of that egg, yeee-ouch:( The two smaller ones are actually jumbo sized eggs, just to give you some perspective.
And that's what my lovely fingers look like for most of the summer, all nicely stained from the gardening and the fruit for the jam.
My original blurb is below. This blog was started to show some of our customers where their food is coming from. But...since there aren't actually many of our customers reading it, and just because I wanted to... this blog now is all over the map. Lots of dog stuff, places we go, things we do, and of course gardening and animal stuff, and whatever else I feel like rambling on about.
We live on a 10 acre hobby farm in the Bradner area of Abbotsford, British Columbia. We are vendors at the White Rock Farmer's market, selling a large variety of items. These include jams, jellies and marmalades, sewn items, free range eggs, cut flower bouquets, fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit. We grow organically, although are not certified organic. As of summer 2017, our hobby farm houses 2 humans, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 ewe, and 80-99 laying hens.