Originally Posted by RaZ
It was compost. Two yards of compost.
The hosta bed has been dressed and top covered and several new plants planted.
Very soon the rain garden goes in and that will be a whole new can of worms.
I'm sure of that.
OMG what a horrible neighbor you are, doing yard work. Seriously, what kind of jerk does that? How dare you landscape your property!
Originally Posted by vjwilmoth
Teeville- I second that question. How old are your chickens? I'm curious as to when they know to go to the coop.
Can't speak for anyone else, but I put mine outside at 5 wks, and they didn't figure the coop thing out until about 6 weeks. I went out there every night and made them walk up the ramp, and then one night when I was gone I had BF put them to bed & he said they were already out there when he went out. Since then, they pretty much always go in on their own about 30 min before dark or so. Last night they were confused though, maybe because it was warmer? They were piled on one of the straw bales instead. So I made them go inside.
Originally Posted by kimmie6067
Mom, sorry you had to do this. I hate to ask how you do it but I would like to know so if I have to I will know how.
x 2. Morbid as it may be, but I'd like to know also. Sorry about your baby. :(
So, sorry if this comes across badly, but I'm not trying to be un-PC or anything. I think one of my chickens is retarded! She can't seem to figure things out on her own & is always the last to go anywhere they go; I really don't think it's a pecking order thing, because the others don't treat her differently, but when they get in the coop it takes her forever to figure out how to jump up on the roosts even though she does it every night. And when I direct them somewhere, she always runs the other way and then gets all upset because she's alone. The other night at bedtime she was the only one outside the coop and she climbed up on the outside of one of the windows (everyone else was on the inside by the window) and then fell down behind the food bin between the wall and the nest box and was stuck. I don't know how long she was down there but was totally freaked out when I rescued her. Silly chicken! She is otherwise healthy so I don't care, I just think she might be the "special" one. haha