One with the chicks.
First there were 3 little cardinals, then 2, then 1, then none. Bad spot for a nest? Hopefully photographing it didn’t disturb them. Maybe the black rat snakes are out hunting (even though we haven’t seen them yet)? Spring can be brutal.
We saw a run-over copperhead snake on our road (3rd one this spring!)! Again, a brutal spring for some. Exhibit D: the awful flooding in our area (we are up high and were thankfully not affected other than the kids having a week off school and bad traffic). All of the chicks are happily still alive and have enjoyed pecking around the yard (we’ve kept a close eye on them) but are still spending their nights in the comfort of our living room (in a bin).
We also moved the rabbits out to this area; so the bunnies and the chickens will be neighbors.
They caught some worms and the kids exclaimed, “I thought they were vegetarians!?”
Me: “No, look at them they’re like little velociraptors (especially when they blink).”
What’re you looking at?
Chickens are way more well behaved than bunnies. I spent like 45 minutes one night last week (during the heavy rain) trying to catch Bun-Bun in the woods.
Where we planted…
We have never tried growing cotton before; very exciting!
Hopefully she will never discover that they taste like chicken!
So for any of you that are considering getting chickens; there is a ton of information out there in internet world about raising chicks but I wanted to give you the most important #1 tip we’ve learned so far about keeping chickens:
Just wing it.