We've been trying to catch up on all those things that we couldn't get to this summer. It's funny, this spring and summer I was so busy with the garden and putting up all those wonderful goodies that I was actually happy that it was over. It was all worth it though. We have been enjoying all kinds of beans and peas and assorted goodies that I put up this summer. It really makes you feel good when you can sit back and enjoy the fruits (or beans) of your labor. And now that I've had a bit of time to rest up, I can hardly wait to start it all over again in the spring!
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into town and try it again now that Mars has figured out what is going on under there. I'll have to spend a couple of days catching up on the laundry if he can get the old girl working again. It sure beats the alternative though. If I never have to step into another laundry mat it would suit me just fine!
I bred the new doe (or thought I did) last month and waited... and waited.... Nope. No babies. I'm starting to get discouraged but rabbits are such a big part of what we want to do. I refuse to give up until I get this thing right! It's been over a year and all I've done is feed rabbits every day. Sure they are cute and all that but cute's not cutting it! LOL
I'll be danged if one of my hens has gone broody. All the other hens go into her nesting box every day and leave more eggs. She's trying so hard to cover them all up but it doesn't look like she can spread out much farther. I saw another hen in there with her today that seemed to want to stay with her.
I checked them later and sure enough the little white(ish) hen was in the box and the broody mama was stretching her legs and grabbing a bite to eat. ETA of baby chickens..... Dec 28. Her timing SUCKS.
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I think the little white(ish) might be going broody too. Maybe between the two of them they can come up with some baby chicks. Heaven knows there's plenty of eggs to sit on. I need to go get a light fixture and a timer for the chickens and Mars will hook it all up for me. There's just enough wire left to reach over there. It's going to have to wait until payday though.
We "dispatched" the last of the roosters today. They are now in their new home. It's got great air conditioning!! LOL
I've got a question for you chicken people out there. Do you think these chickens will have to be stewed or pressure cooked? They are/were 8 months old and lived in the chicken pen/coop. What do you think? Will they be tough?