Category: The Chiggens

New babies!!

See the new baby chick hatched today! That is not its “real” mother but just one of the hens that sat on the batch of eggs. Four total hatched today (so far)!!

Chickens and yogurt

Did you know that chickens like yogurt? I was reading about “chicken snacks” on some site (yes, really) and read that they like yogurt. So, we tried it. I think this is Greek yogurt with strawberries. They were a little hesitant to try it at first (I think it was the container that worried them) [Continue]

Chicken Wrangler

These are four, relatively new, Barred Rocks that have been recently moved to the big coop. Unfortunately, it is taking them a while to figure out how and when to go in at night. Here is Erin carrying all four at once to the coop! .

New chicks

Here are some pictures of our new baby chicks. They are about 2-3 days old here. The black ones with the dot on their head are Barred Rocks. The rest are Erin’s Bantams and will be little even when grown! She got Silkies and Frizzles this time. Can’t wait to see what they look like [Continue]

Getting ready for chicks

Here are Erin and Jordyn repainting the chicken tractor. They are getting it ready for Erin’s new babies. She is getting six Bantam chicks at the end of April to be her personal pets. They are going to live in the chicken tractor in the yard… .

To the freezer…

The broilers go to the processor today (if we can figure out how to get them there) and then to the freezer. Yeah! Having 45 giant chickens in the garage gets old fast..

4H Broiler Show

Yesterday was the 4H broiler show. Whew! Travis got 22nd and Kathryn got 24th out of over 70 pens of chickens. Not bad for our first try. Here is Travis with his helpers Erin and Jordyn and his three chickens: Here is Kathryn with her helper Kat and her three chickens: Here is Travis waiting [Continue]

New Chicks

We got our chicks for the 4H Broiler project yesterday evening. 50 total and they are being raised in the garage. Yes, I did say garage. These are Kathryn and Travis’ project. (Erin has a goat.) They are really cute right now – all fluffy and yellow. Unfortunately, they won’t stay that way long. Here [Continue]

Excitment in the Mail

Better than the Toys-R-Us Big book! Yesterday afternoon, I received the catalog from the Murray McMurray Hatchery that I ordered. Pictures of all the different types of chickens (and other birds) and information about them. Everyone was fighting for their chance to see it. Amazing. YOU too can see the Murray McMurray info at their [Continue]

Too Many Roosters

We got our original batch of five chickens from a neighbor’s son-in-law who lives in New Braunfels. We told him we wanted five girls. He brought a big cage of assorted chickens over one Sunday afternoon and we picked out five cute ones which we named Sweetie Pie, Daisy, Aunt Bea, Harriet and Stevie. Too [Continue]

Chicken Bea

Chicken Bea, the Rhode Island Red, is getting a little TOO friendly! Erin has most of the chickens eating out of her hand. But Chicken Bea, when all the snacks are gone, is not ready to quit eating!!! She was pecking at Erin’s hearing aids and ear lobes looking for more tasty things. .