So, picking back up where I left off...regarding our premature turkey hatch and 3 'hens' setting on 8+ eggs-
Let me just say my wife is awesome. For so many reasons, but specifically, in this instance, for buying my plan.
We're going to pull the chicken hen off and isolate her with the poult and remaining 7 eggs.
To provide a little image, our setup is part Sanford & Son, part clever given our stamp-sized lot. We built a 4x10 permanent coop with…Continue
Posted on June 10, 2011 at 11:30pm
Shenanigans never cease and I made an effort to record some of the more memorable. And, well, I've missed out on more than I can count. Since I last posted, we've added a son, some rabbits, a few more chickens, and at least one new turkey...
Our original flock- the old '3 Wise Hens' are getting up there. We lost one of them, Colonel Grey (silver-laced wyandotte), to a raccoon last fall; Red (red sex-link), hatched from one of our surrogate mom Australorps, dropped out this…Continue
Posted on June 5, 2011 at 10:51pm — 1 Comment
We're pushing the envelope on the number of poultry permitted within the confines of the City. We defend our temporary surplus as seasonal and well-behaved. Turkey, after all, are docile creatures and they'll be gracing us for only a few months. Well, we have the most mischievous group of siblings in Southwestern Virginia.
We couldn't bear keeping these beauties in the tractor any longer. It was just to small for 9 turkeys and frankly, our yard was just to small for all of…Continue
Posted on September 16, 2010 at 1:16pm — 1 Comment
Our little postage stamp homestead keeps us somewhat busy. Maybe busy because we're in the middle of a little City and our young family always 'has' so much to do. In the evenings after everyones' asleep, I've found the time to read through several books authored by the likes of Michael Pollan, Joel Salatin, Wendell Berry, Barbara Kingsolver, John & Sally Seymour and specialty books on artisian cheese, bread, and even canning.
Its been a great adventure, from the…Continue
Posted on September 13, 2010 at 3:08pm — 4 Comments