Pretty photos! After seeing how much your chickens like the stumps in their run, we put a few in ours. I think the cat likes them more than the chickens though, haha.
That's okay! At least someone is enjoying them.
Love that first shot. What crazy weather, huh? Spring is just around the corner!
I'm going to try the stumps and branches too!
Hey Lisa, I was wondering if perhaps you could give me a little information on raising ducks in the same pasture/coop as chickens. We recently purchased two ducks as well as more chicks for our flock. We are excited. However, I was wondering if you have had any issues with the duck pond and chickens drowning. Does your rooster cause problems with ducks? Will the rooster try to mate with ducks? Our existing flock has one rooster and 8 hens. The new batch of chicks/ducklings will have 22 chicks and 2 ducks. Other than making sure the new ones are carefully introduced after the brooder, should I be concerned with anything else. Please feel free to send me a personal email. Rachel
Hi there. Sure you can raise them in the same run. We have kiddie pools for our ducks and the chickens have never drowned. The rooster doesnt' bother our ducks at all. And our drakes don't mess with the chickens either. The two groups get along but sort of do their own thing. Since there will be only two ducks, I would just lock them up in the coop at night with the chickens. They will sleep on the floor in the straw or shavings without a problem.
Love the photos of the animals!
beautiful shots. the hubby would love the ducks. he raised several as a young boy. ( :
Beautiful eggs! Looks exactly like the mix we get from our neighbor who has chickens. There is NOTHING like a fresh egg, right? ;) So jealous of your gorgeous blossoms too.~Lynne @ a "new" Jersey Girl "hopping" by from the Rurality Blog Hopwww.rickandlynne.com/lynne
Oh love your chickens and horse and dog ~ temps in the 70's? We haven't even gotten to above 50! ~ Summer might get here before Spring ~ Great post and photography ~ ^_^
Beautiful photographs, we also hat a lot of animals in my childhood.Sigrun
love the blooming trees!!! I was wondering if you were getting more chickens this year??
Yes hatching eggs coming this week!