my very own micro farm

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by attimus, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. birdman55

    birdman55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    keep up the good work...so jealous i dont have the sifter....lol...been to busy for the worms...you will see the beatles will eat like 4 baby carrots every other day....need to get more bins and move them and do the sifters myself...ahhhh....but all is well...hope easter was good...gotta go have company just showed up the cameras and alarms are going off...weird white van....lol....be back
     
  2. attimus

    attimus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Still trying to get as much done as I can. Spending a lot of time with the baby. That's always way more fun than work. Just finished the last sifter for the beetles so that's two complete sets. No beetles from the second batch yet but a decent amount of pupae so soon. First set is down to about 100 or so worms and a ton of beetles.
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    And they sure do love carrots.
    Put some siding up as a barrier on the kelso pen so Apollo and Rosco can't fight through the fencing. Not sure how I feel about it tho. Its two feet currently and IMO a little tall.
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    Any thoughts because visually its really
    bugging me.
    Been slacking on the lorp pics, they are getting big and fast. Sent the class pictures a few days ago and the little learners said they looked like teenagers.
    Here they are sharing water
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    Leaving the door open on the run when we let the rest out to range, they are stepping out but cautiously.
    Still weed eating too. Never ending at this point with the rain here yesterday and it just loves to grow.
    I'm off for now. More to do.
     
  3. birdman55

    birdman55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the only thing i see is that the osb will rot and such thru the years..with the rain and hot climate.....they have treated plywood but its like 30 bucks a sheet...i was going to put osb on the bottom of the coops as well but after looking at the coop for the peach goldens that has only been up for about six months...i changed my mind...but my climate is different then yours...hope this helps....just my thoughts...but the setup looks great...cant wait to see it in person...love the game birds as well....someday....
     
  4. attimus

    attimus Chillin' With My Peeps

    The OSB is definitely temporary, I have the same concerns with the rot over the years but 10 bucks a sheet was hard to pass up. Immediate concerns are always first.
    Think im done for the night. AdiĆ³s
     
  5. attimus

    attimus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Raining here in the foothills something fierce since this morning. Not much getting done today. Moved the new chicks out of the pantry so theres more human and animal interaction.
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    I'll need to finish baby proofing the lid but I like this location in between living room and kitchen. I put bands on them this morning so I can more closely watch their individual changes.
    If it let's up at all I'll bring the lorps up for individuals today, interesting to see how all the birds are dealing with the rain. Some love it some don't.
    Moved more pupae out of both batches today and it looks like I'll need to add more oatmeal to the second batch. Its crazy looking at the difference in waste from both sets. And thinking man I don't have to deal with that for like 2 weeks at least. Lol.
     
  6. attimus

    attimus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's the lorps finally. And big. Lol.
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    Right leg yellow
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    Left leg blue
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    Right leg blue
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    Left leg yellow
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    Right leg grey
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    Left leg grey.
    Guesses. tho its getting obvious at this point.
    I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
     
  7. attimus

    attimus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good morning. Epic cuteness. I love my kid and she loves the chickens. And I love that she loves them. :)
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  8. birdman55

    birdman55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great pic...how adorable
     
  9. darina

    darina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On Monday April 6, we got more snow in two hours than we did in February and March combined. Two inches that was was all gone by the next day. I think it was God's April Fool's joke!

    You've got a little cutie there! Let her help her as much as you can stand when she gets old enough. I remember gardening lessons that my dad taught me from 5 years old, and helping him gave me a head start when I moved out and made a garden of my own. Reading books is great, but the hands-on lessons will stay longer. I think it is super important to teach girls how to do hard chores and to use tools and all that good stuff. :)
     
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  10. attimus

    attimus Chillin' With My Peeps

    I couldn't resist posting that pic. She's so much fun and trust she's gonna be hands on. Out with me almost everyday in the stroller or playpen watching and helping me work. Lol. Loves all the animals here and the garden. I spend as much time as I can outside with her. Can't wait til she's big enough to throw a frisbee . Lol
    Here's those two swede eggs. They are still laying in that nest two a day too.
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    My biggest egg yet.
    The second mallard was a trooper through the storm, she is commited to that nest. I have high hopes for that nest even if only 10/20 hatch I'll be happy. The other girl is so sparatic I'm not sure anything is going to make it. I'll give em as much time as isnt rediculous tho.
    Gonna spread a couple bails of bedding out today and try and get all the stripping cut to length and reattached on the kelso coop now that the new siding is up. Gonna look around and see if I have enough scrap wood to build another gravity feeder for the big coop today too.
    Just keep swimming.
     

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