we bought a compost bin to use for most of the household stuff and I will also be makeing a larger bin especially for the chicken manure/bedding ext. I was wondering if you use anything to aid in the break down of the compost? I bought a bottle of organic enzymes. It claimes to sped up the process.. but I dont know really. I have been adding all the household stuff so I guess we will have to wait and see!
The chicks have graduated to 'the big chick box' ;) One chick was starting to leap up the sides of the tree box. Granted she woudln't have made it over for a while yet but hubby and I decided that it wasn't worth the risk. This was orgianly set up out in the garage but the recent cold weather has meant that the chicks will have to stay inside for a while longer. So.. we brought the box brooder inside. The chicks chirped very loudly for a while but now they are running from end to end all over the box. I think they like all the extra room. Hubby thinks at this angle the lap/table looks like some kind of freakish one eyed alien monster bent on devowering chicks ;)
So much more room! 5 mins in new home... and its already nap time.
what one does... they all do! Scratch scratch scratch
Derpetto says "wahhhh? oooh HI " I think shes the silver polish but shes A LOT lighter in color than the chicks on the MMH hatchery website. Could she be a blue and not a silver?
Testing the temp... new thing must be pecked into submission!
Scary new place!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!! Shy guy doesnt take to changes very well... as you can see.. no one else seems even the slightest bit concerned that my little scardy chick is runing around at full steam chirping loudly... I think they have all learned to ignore this chicken littles freak outs.
Look at all of our big chick feathers coming in!
Chickzilla aka Silly Zilly made an attempt at a sneak attack on Spitfire... it failed due to the little fact that when one is the biggest chick in the box... its nearly impossible to sneak around the side of the waterer and sneak attack someone whos watching you come at them. She got pecked for it. ;) Are bantams usualy this fiesty!? Spitfire is one no-noncence bird.
Angle wings.. I know I know... 'thats water foul and not chickens' but I dont know what else to call this. One of my chicks has an issue with her wings. The wings turn out and the feathers rotate and twist upward EXACTLY like my friends goose that has it. I know.. I know... Ive been told that chickens dont have it.. but what do you think... (shes the white one... more pics bellow)
It really does twist over so that the part that should be under is ontop. Do I split it or just leave her be?
Edited by AmyLM - 2/16/12 at 3:37pm