The weatherman said we’d get a bad snowstorm, but so far just a light dusting. All the critters are in the barn, except for the geese and ducks who seem to thrive on the bad weather. They do have a hut for shelter, but prefer to stay outside. They have sure enjoyed this easy winter here in Michigan. After the last two winters that
Gabriel and Gracie are a mating pair of Sebastopol geese, so let’s hope Gracie lays some eggs soon! They are gentle and sweet-natured, at least for geese.
A pack of coyotes stopped by last week and attacked my beautiful turkeys. They killed 2 hens, and traumatized the others. I have locked the turkeys in a pen with a high chain link fence so they will stay safe. Then, my hens decided to tunnel under their fence to peck in the paddock. Unfortunately, the coyotes discovered that spot and pushed under the
A cute young rooster has moved in. He is sharing the retirement home of Domino (my oldest hen). Lucky and Lassie Lamb stopped by to trim their grass.
On Monday evening when I went to feed everyone, I noticed that two of my gorgeous red-golden pheasants were gone. I searched high and low in their pen, but they were definitely gone. I found a small opening under the fence bordering the pond, which must have heaved during the winter, and that must be how they got out. I looked around the yard,
I am busy gathering many eggs every day. The new young hens grew up, and they are laying their little hearts out for me. I have a hard time keeping up with washing the eggs. I sell them once a week at my Chamber of Commerce meetings. These hens are unusual in that while I have several boxes they can use to lay their