Spring was slow to arrive this year, but I think it's finally safe to say that it is here to stay! As a result I have definitely noticed a trend of growth around the farm. In the midst of snow and low temperatures outside, the seeds I had tucked by the window have taken off, even the squash which took weeks to emerge are finally showing off their pretty green shoots.
The 25 baby chicks are almost fully feathered and ready for their next adventure. Their brooders can barely contain them! We have built two portable chicken coops to be rolled out onto the backyard for the next month or so before there final grand move to the chicken coop in the barn. I did get one rooster among all those hens, he seems to get along with them all, which is a relief.
Of all the newness and changes going on on the farm this spring, this coop is my favorite. Easy to assemble and affordable too! We are attaching wheels to make moving easier. Barney the Bull Snake showed up just yesterday for his annual visit, bigger than last year so the coops for these young chicks are essential to keep them safe for the next few months until they gain in size. Meanwhile the three roosters can get to know the girls as they patrol the yard (I think that's their job to protect the flock).
To growing and the watching over as it happens.
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