Saturday, February 19, 2011

February has been amazing.

This month in southern Indiana, like many other areas, has had everything from snow & ice storms to 70 degree days. Such strange and amazing weather.

Thanks for the comments on Sebastian. He is such a sweetie.

My niece Heather stopped by last evening. She is my assistant chicken farmer. lol Heather takes care of my "farm" when I am out of town. She loves the new baby and spent quite a bit of time finding fresh grass for the chickens. I gave the grapes Roni, a co-worker, sent the girls. The girls love grapes .. especially Cicely! Sweet Cicely will steal the grapes out of the beak of the other girls and run. I keep expecting to have to apply a chickie Heimlich on her when she chokes because she is such a greedy girl.

I was told on Thursday the Tractor Supply will be getting the new chicks in early next month. Orschlens are getting theirs at the end of this month. I'm still planning on adding 4 or 5 more hens to my flock this Spring. I'll be looking for Black Stars and Ameraucanas. If the Black Stars aren't available I'll get more Red Stars. My Rosemary and Cicely lay extra large brown eggs .. they are huge!

Better get a wiggle on. I have to go back to Bloomington and exchange my chicken feed. The Co-op guy gave me broiler feed instead of layer feed and that won't do. The White River Co-op is the closest place to purchase organic chicken feed. [sigh]

After the feed store I'm making a yarn run to Joann Fabric Store and maybe Michaels too. I have some great coupons. ;^)


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Kim said...

I hope you find the perfect chicks. I would love to get more Araucana chickens but since I just got baby goats, I'm not even going to go there. Please posts picks of them. I just love baby chicks!

Don't know where you found that picture in the post but I love it! I saved it. Hope you don't mind.

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

I love this vintage image that you posted. So cute :) :) I had to laugh when I read about the chickens going crazy for grapes. Grapes are good for people and chickens, apparently :) :) I'm going to borrow your phrase "I'm going to get a wiggle on"..that's great. Speaking of which, I love to buy Lily's Sugar N Cream yarn at Joann's!!! I love that cotton yarn!!! Have a great weekend, Penny. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Leigh said...

Oh, you have an Orschlens! Lucky you. Their catalog seems to have better prices than Tractor Supply. Is it true at the store as well?

I'm interested in how your flock integration goes. I'd love to add another pullet or two, but wonder about the current pecking order. Any tips?