Tag Archive | chicks

Rain Day With Peeps!

Our rain total from this system is currently at 2.10 inches. We can’t complain too much since we got about 99% of the garden in ahead of it and we didn’t see the 5+ inches that some parts of North Dakota did. Sadly, gone are the days when a rain day meant staying home from work and hanging out in PJs all day (Heather used to work on a landscaping crew and looked forward to days like this.) Now a rain day means a bit more work with extra checks on the animals to make sure they, and their feed are staying dry!

Time to put the boardwalk back down so we can get to the coop and pig shelter.

Time to put the boardwalk back down so we can get to the coop and pig shelter.

Just outside the quonset

Just outside the quonset

In addition to the extra work that a rain day brings, it was also a chick delivery day! Heather and Eva made an early trip to the post office to pick up 100 chicks so they could get situated into their indoor home. These puff balls will be indoors for 2-3 weeks depending on the weather. Then they will head outside into a portable shelter, allowing them to enjoy grass, sunshine and tasty bugs. Right now these chicks are adorable, but in about 8 weeks they will be delicious!

Brand new chicks!

Brand new chicks!

100 new chicks all warm, dry and snug in the brooder.

100 new chicks all warm, dry and snug in the brooder.

%d bloggers like this: