In an effort to distribute the donkey grazing to all parts of the farm we spent this weekend building a new shelter for them in the South pasture. Its a pretty simple design, just a 8’x12′, roofed, shelter to let them get out of our regular afternoon Summer thunderstorms and a place to keep water […]
Well, we are suckers to say the least. In the spring, our friend ordered a bunch of chicks (supposed to be all hens). However, as of late they realized that their Golden Polish is actually a rooster! And living within the city limits, roosters are strictly forbidden. She asked if we would like to take […]
Our friend Jennifer called me earlier in the week. It seems that her golden Polish chicken actually turned out to be a rooster instead of a hen. Since she lives inside of the Carrboro city limits and roosters are forbidden. So she had to find something to do with him. Since we lost our […]
Today we introduced our ‘tween’ chicks to the adult English today. So far so good. The English came into the coop about 7 this evening. There was a little scuffle in the yard, but nothing big. (Starting to think that ‘Julep’ is a Roo based on Harold’s reaction to her). Anyways. I closed everyone up […]
Water Oaks Farm has moved into the 20th century, hooked up a webcam, pointed it at our new baby chicks and ingeniously named it Chick Cam. Now the world can watch some adorable Olde English Game chicks grow up…and poop a lot (you take the good with the bad). They hatched on Sunday May 15, […]
Twenty-one days, exactly, and we have triplets! Beatrice went broody three weeks ago and we are absolutely stunned and amazed that we have three baby chicks today. This is our first foray into rearing baby chicks. As you probably know, we raised baby chicks this year (for the first time) but purchased day-old chicks from […]
Well, it has been a while since I have reported on the comings and goings of the farm, so here goes. CHICKENS: The baby chickens are growing like bad weeds (see the newest photos). They are around 9 weeks old and are outside in the “Bitchin’-Chicken Tractor” that Eric made a few weeks ago. We […]
It appears that we have trapped our chicken killer. The kinda gross Virginia Opposum that killed Silk-E-Smoove and mortally wounded Miss Opal has been removed thanks to Lisa’s expert trapping abilities. No we didn’t eat it.