April 20, 2010

The Chicks are Here!!!


The chicks are here....Whoohoo!!

Oh how I have missed farm fresh eggs. Having the chicks here gets me that much closer. They are about 4 weeks old, so in about 3 or 4 months they'll start laying eggs.

Some of you heard of our chicken massacres, but for those of you that haven't....we had a flock of chickens that was getting picked off one at a time by raccoons. Even after getting rid of 12 raccoons in one night (another story all it's own) we were still having a problem.

The final straw was when the raccoon actually chewed it's way into the coop through the wall. I mean, seriously, was there no other food anywhere??

The last few chickens went into the freezer to spare them a horrible ending and we cleaned the coop out. It stayed empty over the winter and is now ready to fill again. We're keeping our fingers crossed that we're over our bad raccoon luck and hopefully these cute little chicks will become valued producers on our farm.

2 comments:

  1. Might be worth playing a radio out by the coop to keep the wild things away! Praying for Success this time around!
    Nikki

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  2. It'd have to be battery operated, but I may give it a try. Thanks for the idea!

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