Chickens, Rabbits & Herbs, oh my!

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We have been enjoying our back yard chickens and our farm fresh eggs!  Our little chicks have grown so much.  You really don’t realize how fast they grow.  They are kind of like kids in that regard!

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Above is the chicks just a few weeks ago when they were still under their brooder lamp on our screened in porch.  Below is the chicks in their new home outside with the big chickens and big rooster “Speck”

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The big chickens excepted them pretty well, although, I now know the definition of hen pecked and flying the coop!  The big chickens eat at one feeder and the little ones eat at another one and Speck runs around like he is loosing his mind having to take care of all these hens and chicks!

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Speck letting us know who’s the boss.

 

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Oh, and we have a new “pet”. Her name is Rosie.  This little red hen has adopted me.  She follows me around and likes to be held and pet like a cat!

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The kids had a great time watching their little chicks growing up, and we all enjoyed their peep-peeping on the back porch.  Another added benefit was the herb garden that has flourished with a little help from the chicks.

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We used the old horse watering trough (that was their brooder) for our herb garden.  We mixed the chicks wood chips and litter with potting soil and planted our herbs.  As you can see they are flourishing!  This year, kitchen herbs…next year we are planning on starting a trough of medicinal herbs!

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We have a new litter of bunnies too!

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Until next time…Happy Homesteading!

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