Little Mama’s Palace
The mama hen and her chicks have a home of their own now. My dad built a “palace” for this little Bantam hen who sat for three weeks, in the extreme heat, on eggs that were not her own. When we realized she was “broody” and was going to set, whether she had eggs or not, Dad got some fertilized egg from my Uncle Robert Chambers and we put them under her. The strangest thing happened about two weeks after they hatched: she realized that two of the chicks were yellow – not black like her – and she began attacking them! We have moved the two yellow chicks into another pen with some other young Rhode Island Red chicks and the four of them became fast friends.
My dad also built individual feeding boxes with tethers for the goats so they will get the correct amount of feed. The bigger goats were crowding out the smaller ones. It was a total circus each morning at feeding time.
I met with Tommy Walker today and finalized plans for finishing the interior of the garden house. Stuart South and I also began plans for our fire pit and outdoor seating area. Everything seems to be coming together just in time for September classes and parties.
This entry was posted on Monday, August 6th, 2012 at 9:01 pm
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