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The Biggies combined with the Teens, Ducks and Roman

We’ve had some excitement around here over the weekend – or early Monday morning, actually. Sue’s grand daughter was born at 12:20 a.m. Since then, we’ve been taking things kind of slow. Doing what needs to be done, catching up on sleep, and Sue’s been spending quite a bit of time at the hospital- so the bottom line is that there’s not a lot of exciting and new things going on here. Currently Sue is playing for the Vesper Service at Church and I’m sticking around to put the chickens in; hopefully in time to make it to Gospel Choir rehearsal. So here is a brief update.

IMG_1020Lily’s Littles are now on the brooder side of the coop. They don’t seem to be very adventurous and they are still getting used the routine. They do go outside in the morning and the late evening. They are getting used to their freedom and those chickens on the other side of the fence.  It’s been quite hot the last few days, so there is now a fan in the coop- they all seem to enjoy the breeze. We’ve started placing frozen water bottles in the watering stations to help keep them cool. We might be thinking of a cooler to use on the days that are upwards of 100°. The most fun thing was a little water mister that Sue found at Tractor Supply.  We set it up yesterday to see what would happen; it’s a bit hard to see the mist, but you can see that the chickens like standing in that cooler area.  They’ve also been digging around in the lovely most dirt as well.

IMG_1009All in all, the combination of all our teens in with the biggies has gone rather well. The little specks are kind of a riot. They are so sweet and therefore get chased around a lot (low in the pecking order, don’t ya know). The other morning, Sue went in to check on everything and found these two Specks caught under a crate… makes you wonder what goes on once the doors are closed!

So, that’s the short update for today… gotta go see if I can get them to go in. Things will be getting back to  normal soon, until then, as always~
Thanks for reading!

Today’s Weather: Dang hot! We made it to 100° today and are expecting more hot weather for the next 10 days or so.

Egg Report: Well, yesterday we had 6, today we were down to 3 (maybe 4-yep, just picked up another one). I think the weather is to blame.