What Time of The Morning Does Your Day Start for Feeding Your Animals.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mksenoj, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. mksenoj

    mksenoj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 12, 2008
    UpState, New York
    We start our day at 5:45 am EST, No later as the dogs start barking and the horses start bucking if they are feed any later. The chickens are the best. Never a problem as they have a full bowl of food and a water system. They start to free range around 7:00 am. Never able to sleep in!
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2008
  2. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I am up just before 6am to get the human creatures up and off to school/work [​IMG]

    The dogs sleep in kennels in our room because they are still young and get into trouble unsupervised. They usually they wake me up by 6 or want out if they hear me waking up first.

    I only have chickens and they are pretty good about waiting til I go out to let them out of the coop. Which is usually just after 7 am now, when it gets light enough out to see. They won't leave the coop if its still too dark out. Its raining here today, so I will go check on them, but probably won't let them out til later, when I can better judge the weather.

    ETA: Forgot about the 8 week old puppy that wakes me up at midnight and again at 4am to go out. But I fall back to sleep til just before 6 usually.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2008
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I am up between 4 - 5. I don't go out until the sun is up and my kids are off to school. It is a long dark walk to the barn. Most everything here is self fed from large feeders. Sheep are pastured etc.
  4. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    My day starts at 5:45. Have to get the granddaughter up for school as the bus comes at 6:30. Even if there is no school I am up by 6:00 as my Golden has become used to going out at that hour. He wakes me up everyday anyway. Don't mind the morning chores its the evening chores that kill me.Most days I don't finiish the inside (dinner, dishes bathing GD) and the outside closing everybody in their hosues until 8:00PM I am pooped by then.
  5. SandraMort

    SandraMort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2008
    The ride to school picks up the kids at 8. If I have to do the bird duty, it waits until the older kids are gone. If my husband does it, it could be anytime after he wakes up, as he does it as an excuse to be alone, so any time from 3A< to 7:30, depending on how bad his insomnia is.
  6. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    My day starts at 4:30...sort of he he I get up and make my dh breakfast...tomorrow will the last morning as he is losing his job...but I never let the poultry out until the sun is completely up...protecting them from predators. That is when I feed and water them.
  7. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2008
    I feed the dog at 6:30 and the husband at 7:00 [​IMG] .
    The chickens are let out later & later... It's past 7:30 a.m. and still pitch black out.
  8. geoaware

    geoaware Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 3, 2007
    Southern Maine
    Our little human chick (12 months) wakes us at 4am every morning...s I get up potter around till the sun rises, then feed the animals...then head off to work.
  9. mirjam

    mirjam Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2008
    I'm not an early riser, but since I have chickens there is no sleeping past 7 am even on the weekends (grumble...) because Leo the roo wont let off until I let him out! With the end of daylight savings, I might have a chance to sleep in longer though... (I will not let the chickens out when it is still dark because of the potential for predator attacks)
  10. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    I'm up at 4 a.m. and make DH's lunch. Then it's out to the barns to do chores (DH does morning milking, usually). I'm done and back to the house about 6 a.m. Some mornings I sneak back before then as chores are done but, soon I will have to feed the cows inside and that will end. [​IMG]

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