As you may have seen on my Instagram feed earlier this week (@brandibuzzard), we have some new guests at the Frobuzz ranch. I would like to introduce the Winnies!
You may remember last year I attempted backyard chickens with some Barred Rock chicks, which I affectionately called the Stellas. Unfortunately, they met an untimely fate with some sort of rodent or weasel. So after mourning 10 innocent lives, I vowed to do better this year and keep them protected.
Instead of Barred Rock chicks, I bought basic pullets this year and thus far, things are going well. They are locked and barricaded in the coop with their heat lamp, clean food and fresh water.
|Red waterer (because chickens are attracted to red) and a
Frisbee for a feed pan because Rooster chewed up the other one
No way in hell that anything is getting into that impenetrable coop.
|Two hay bales, some tin and cinder blocks. No way there are any varmints getting in this thing!|
They’ve been on the farm for five days and are DOING AWESOME.
|Sleepy little Winnies|
As with last year, I will document their growth and how I care for and feed them. The goal is to get eggs for our household and occasionally have a fryer if we hatch out some of the eggs.
Wish us luck – I’m hoping and praying (literally) for success and livelihood for the Winnies!
Until next time,
~ Buzzard ~
p.s. The winners for the Sierra Shea giveaway have been picked! Congrats Katelyn V and Jessie W!