Sunday, May 13, 2012

My Chickens

So we revamped the chicken coop, made it as coyote proof as I could possibly make it without turning it into Ft Knox. We double wired all the chicken wire panels, and put more fence staples to hold the wire closer and tighter. I've got two latches on the gate, and I am going to put in a ramp that doubles as a cover to their small door into the coop building. You might remember this from last year, but I'm so darned proud of it, I wanted to share again :)
This year I've also moved the food and water inside and raised it off the ground so they can't muss it up as easily, and I don't have to change the water daily! Or throw out food because they've ruined it! Costs a bit more to do it this way, but so far it is really worth it!
And the stars of the show! I think I said this before, but I have 3 Easter-eggers, 3 Silver laced Wyandottes, and two Astralorps. They are all different, and are all very pretty. The white one and the grey/brown ones are Easter-eggers, the Wyandottes are the ones with white heads and those two blacks are the Astralorps.

Everyday I go out with a piece of wheat bread that I tear up and toss to them, talking all the while, so eventually I should be able to get better pictures of them all. They are coming closer to me now (my shoe is just out of the bottom of this last picture)

Happy Mother's day!
Only One Mother
Hundreds of stars in the pretty sky,
Hundreds of shells on the shore together,
Hundreds of birds that go singing by,
Hundreds of lambs in the sunny weather.
Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn,
Hundreds of bees in the purple clover,
Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn,
But only one mother the world wide over.


Michelle said...

Happy Mother's Day, Becky. I am blessed to count you as a friend. :-)

Mim said...

Happy Mothers Day! I really like your chicken coop.