Chickens Round Two: Fight!

Here we go, just started our second round of incubating eggs! Only five survived of forty last time, hardly an impressive effort (and in their awkward adolescence are finally recognizable as all roosters, save one). We’ve adjusted our chicken-hatching game and refuse to give up! It’s time for round two!

What a Difference a Day Makes

I have been home in Montana for just under 48 hours and my life has transitioned nicely from one of strict schedules and expectations to a girl’s dream–a life of cuddly, warm animals, fresh, homemade comfort food, and a sexy man to share it all with. I graduated from my Advanced Individual Training (AIT) in…

Valentine

Meet our new chick Valentine!  I got home from my military training at 1am Friday, February 14 and Valentine was born at 10:54 am the next morning, right on schedule.  So, I slept in (hallelujah!), then woke up to meet two batches of kits (baby rabbits) and then saw my first chick hatch! We’ll keep you…

Let’s talk about chicks, man.

Today I started expanding our chicken family to meet one of our 2014 goals out here at Primrose Station. It’s important to us to incubate, hatch, and grow our own chickens for a few reasons. First of all we love the chickens we have, a good mix of different types leaves our egg baskets looking…

Nose? Meet Grindstone…

The week in review! First off, I went back and read some of our previous posts and lately it sounds like everything is going smoothly. In reality there are always setbacks, but I prefer to focus on the positive. I intended to post a tutorial the other day on making some awesome chicken waterers that…

On Chickens…

Chickens. Chickens are a great example of something that seems really difficult to do until you actually do it (it did for us anyway).  Every time I’m skeptical about trying something new, I just remember the anxiety I felt when we first got into “chicken ranching”. Believe me when I say that we lost some…