We’ve got a lot going on in our nursery coop this year. For the first time we have held onto a few roosters so we could hatch our own chicks. We’ve got a few good brooding hens. They seem to be loving their new mama roll.
Three weeks have past and the small babies are ready to be moved to the outdoor movable coop.
The season of chicken farming has begun. Our brooder has the first batch of baby chicks. I couldn’t resist filming them. Check out the babies at day 3:
We just got through one of the coldest weeks in NM history. The layer chickens kept warm under the heat lamp I have set up in their coop. I held on to a few babies last fall and they are just starting to lay some eggs!
When will we have meat chickens available?
We are hoping to get our first batch started some time in March and butcher the end of May. This year we are switching from the slow grow Cornish Rock to the fast grow. This means we can butcher two weeks earlier.
Email me and let me know how many chickens you would like. Like last year, we are selling them whole. We also have livers and feet available.
I was reading Greening of Gavin this morning and he had posted this very funny cartoon! My egg production is down low due to the shorter days and older chickens. We have about 25 pullets but they won’t be giving us eggs until around January. The end result has been going to the store to buy eggs. Whah!
I came across this video and it has two of my favorite animals, chickens and a dog (a beautiful pit-bull, at that!). The first minute is a bit slow but wait it out. It’s very cute!
Today I am guest posting over at Budgets Are Sexy. If you haven’t yet, check out J-Money. He has a great financial blog that informs but also makes me laugh! I’ve been reading him since I started reading blogs. He just started a new series of guest posts called ‘Side Hustle Seriers‘ and oh!, he had a giveaway last Tuesday….God I love giveaways. I just wish I would win one dammit.
My main blog is Molly On Money. I have a new post today on my DIY summer project. It was CHEAP!
Michael, my husband, has also started his own photo blog.
All of the chickens are doing well. Last week one of the 5 week old Cornish Rock was having trouble breathing. I moved her into the medical pen and went off to work. When I came home Michael had butchered her and we had fried chicken for dinner. It was delicious….thank you chicken!