Chickens — Candled Day #10

Hey Everyone! Well, I just got done candling the chicken eggs today and I thought I would share the results. I’m sure most of you heard, but I ordered 18 eggs originally and 5 were broken in shipping. I was really afraid that the rest would have been scrambled from being dropped, but that seems…

Chickens Incubating Day #8

Hello Everyone! Well, we’re on day #8 of incubation for the first set of eggs and day #2 for the new eggs. I’ll explain in a minute. We ordered 6 Rhode Island Red’s, 6 Ameraucana and 6 Plymouth Barred Rocks from Waco, Texas on Ebay. They apparently had a rough ride and poor handling because…

Chickens are in the Works

Hello Everyone, As promised in the last post, I wanted to update you about our new chicken venture! We’ve decided to push ahead even though everything is not perfect. For now we’re going to do the best we can and improve as we go. As I mentioned last time, I’ve been reading Joel Salatin’s You…

The Quails are Coming!

Hey Everyone, Well, Justin and I made a small step today. A small, but important step. We have just invested in our first livestock, Jumbo Coturnix Quail. We’re actually investing in more than that. Around this time of year there is no way to buy fully grown quail, but we want to supply our own…