Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday's Tails, #2

We had to move the Peeper People the other day, they had outgrown the little pen we had them in. We took down some fencing that was in the garden used as trellis for beans and cucumbers and fenced off the back part of the Big Chickens' yard.

We moved the little house in there too and made a little lean-to off of one side to provide some more protection from the weather.

The first thing they did when we let them out of the cage was to run back and forth across the yard flapping their little wings! I was really glad we moved them!

"Hi nice lady, did you bring us some treats?"
It's kind of a pain getting in and out but I figure, at the rate they are growing, it will only be another couple of weeks and I can take the barrier fence down. One of the little roo boys ended up on the wrong side of the fence the other day; luckily I was still down there and heard him carrying on! He was running back and forth along the fence trying to figure out how to get back on his side! LOL!! The Big Chickens were totally uninterested, I was afraid they would be pecking him!

What nice little Peeper People you guys are!

Oh, I see how it is, you guys just wanted your dinner!!

Right now, we are feeding 22 chickens, 11 Peeper People and 11 Big Chickens and I just had to send Jerry to town to buy eggs so I can finish my baking for the week! Hmmm...just doesn't seem right somehow! LOL!! ;-)


TexWisGirl said...

ha ha! soon you'll have more eggs than you can handle, i'm guessing!

Kristina said...

We are down to one egg today also. Love the photos.

Susan said...

Doesn't that just drive you crazy? I got all giddy because I am now getting ONE egg almost every day - with 30 chickens of varying ages. Geez.

Candy C. said...

I can only hope! :)

Thanks! There was one egg when I went down awhile ago, I'm hoping for at least one more!

Candy C. said...

Wow, and I thought we had it bad! Hopefully, they will pick up once the days start getting longer! :)

SweetLand Farm said...

Hate it when I have to buy eggs AND feed the chickens!! Seems wrong on my end too! They look great.

Kateri said...

It is always a bit amusing how little chickens go crazy when they realize they are on the OTHER side of the pen and can't figure out how to get back back in.

It that time of year when older hens molt....and stop laying for a bit. Last year I didn't have eggs for two months. This year I have five pullets who just started laying to get us through the winter (I hope!). Yeah, it is a bit fustrating when you are feeding hens and buying eggs!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I see you have chicken wire over your pen too. We want to expand ours and wondering how to keep the hawks out. Our smaller pen is covered so I guess we just put in some extra supports when we expand. The hawks sit in the trees and try to figure out how to get the chickens so we've never let them just run about.

larkspur funny farm said...

Soon you will be doing what I am doing having to freeze them because you have way too many - time to start the holiday baking... Love see your sweet ones

Unknown said...

Cute babies. Can you post a pic of your big coop? I love to see other designs...

Candy C. said...

SweetLand Farm,
They seem to be doing really well and they are sooo cute!

I always get fall chicks so that they start laying in the spring. My Big Chickens are getting older and have slowed way down on their production.

Candy C. said...

Yes, we have the yard completely covered on the top with chicken wire. I lost one hen when we first started to a hawk so I never let them run loose, as much as I would like to.

Ha! I wish I had so many that I had to start freezing them! :)

I have a picture on my blog somewhere, I'll have to see if I can find where it is!