I think we are going to have to get a delivery set up with Amanda for eggs this winter because we have loved eating the fresh eggs.
Sunshine,sunshine and more sunshine. It was so hot this weekend I thought my chickens would burn to a crisp. It was also very frustrating because the sun moves, so I would have them behind a tree and then a hour later they would be in full sun so i would have to move them again! Eventually I found a spot in between two spruce trees with full dirt and no sun. To keep my chickens cool this past week I made frozen treats for them, gave them watermelon (which they love), putting the coop in full shade and having dirt baths for them. A dirt bath is where you put dusty dirt on the ground or in something they can hop in and roll around in to get rid of bugs in their feathers and cool off. We also kept there sleeping section open at night so they weren't as hot and I didn't have to stay up so late waiting for it too cool off so I could put them to bed. I was really worried the first night but we woke up and there was no signs of any predators making my girls a snack so they have been staying " out" this whole week with no problems ! Hopefully next week will not be as warm.
This week went pretty smooth ! I think my favourite part is giving our eggs as gifts. We are getting 3 eggs everyday so I gave my grama a full carton and 10 eggs to our new neighbours , we had nice visit with them too! He even said brown eggs are his favourite ones. This week we noticed a egg that way bigger than the others - poor chicken ! We opened it up and it had a double yolk , I was so excited my great grama calls them lucky eggs !!
Beatrice’s head is healing up and everyone is getting along great . They come out as soon they hear us - they really like there treats! Penny had a poopy bum so Amanda said to add a half a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar into there water to add probiotics and it worked great ! No more poopy bum for Penny. We thought we would try and move the chickens onto one of my moms mulch flowers beds. Not a good idea - mulch was everywhere ,in their food and water , scattered all over the nesting boxes. We won’t do that again ! It also gave our dog,Kaja a chance to be able to get close to the chickens for this first time because it was in her fence area. Lets just say they aren’t going to be friends - she thinks they are food, we will keep them out of perimeter from now on. We tried a new spot in a row of trees for shade and it’s half grass and dirt and they love it !