Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Dalia's


I work in a garden shop and today we got these beautiful dinner plate dalia's. I bought them for Dave as his birthday is coming up and we use to have a raised bed full of different colors of this variety. Now we are trying to grow veggies there.
There is lots of blooms waiting to open on this plant so I know it will be beautiful when it is in full bloom.
Happy Birthday Sweetie!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Here duck ducks




I now have a pair of Pekin ducks. They are 10 weeks old and will be laying eggs in the next couple weeks. We built a fence around the the coop so they can get bugs and weeds. They still have not gotten in the pool but I am sure they will soon and then I can take a video of them splashing around.
They are much more mellow than the chicks which almost have all their feathers. The chicks are now spending the day time out in a cage and inside the rabbit tent at night with a blanket over their cage to keep them warm.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

outside in the big cage




Today I put them in this big cage I got from craigslist. Like anything else they huddle together then once they see it is ok then they set about to check out the sights. The close up is to see how the feathers are growing in now and she is sitting on the roost Dave made. They were also able to get dandelions that were peeking thru the wire. I think they will be able to stay in this for a while and we are going to put it in a box so it will be like a coop. This is a video of them flying.

video

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

17 days old


They are starting to look more like chickens. They have back feathers and wings. They also fly around a bit. I am really enjoying having these little peeps around. Today Dave gave them some dandelion leaves. At first they acted like it was some thing evil till they noticed it didn't move unless they picked it up. Then they went to town on eatting it.

Friday, June 06, 2008

11 days old





Here they are at 11 days old. I have named 3 of them so far. There is penquin, blondie and ginger. I have made a short video on youtube.com

This is the link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIrTdx_rDEI

Thursday, June 05, 2008

chicken coop design


This is a picture from the chicken coop book I got from the library.
Our coop looks simular to this one here. We just have to make the roof slant, put plywood over the run, add a roost and nests to ours. Right now it is the coop is taken apart so we can clean it and put the roost and the nests in.
More pictures later when we get it done and the chicks inside :D

Monday, June 02, 2008

5 days old


Here is a picture of them sleeping in the corner at 5 days old they are getting their wing feathers in pretty good now. Today I put some food in my hand and after a bit I had 4 or more in my hand pecking food out. I thought it was neat that they were eatting out of my hand.