3 Acres - 2 Free Range Chickens ~~~
This blog is all about every day stuff that goes on around here. We need more chickens! A new chicken coop! Hope all this happens in 2017.
The two very old hens are in the chicken coop now because of the coyotes and foxes. Sigh!
I haven't put any cookies on this site but Google puts cookies on the page. I don't really understand all this cookie stuff.Kristine's Blog is: http://19chickens.blogspot.com/
Morgan doesn't really chase the chickens, what she does do at times is run around them and through them and break up their little gatherings. In this photo she does kinda look like she is herding the hens. I wish I had trained her to do this and herd the chickens into their coop.
Morgan has a built in automatic response to herding that translates to her always staying on the opposite side from me with the chickens in the middle. When I am trying to get the chickens in the coop, this means that Morgan is standing in front of the door. My plan is to work with Morgan on a long 25' lead. That way I will be able to correct her and have some control instead of yelling at her, which doesn't work at all. Me: "No! Stop! Sit! Arrgh! Oh, for petes sake, No!" Morgan: "Huh? What? What do you want?"
I found out a way to get rid of the annoying underlines that show up under the text in the Blogger editor sometimes when I'm moving photos and text around. The undo arrows didn't work and I couldn't find anything in the edit HTML to change, and I didn't want to retype everything, so I copied the text and pasted it into TextEdit to try and remove the underlines there. When I clicked on the underlined text in TextEdit, up popped a new blank browser window. Ah, ha! The underlines were really a link gone wrong. So, I went back to the blog editor, highlighted all the goofy underlined text, and then clicked on the Link icon as if I was going to make the underlined text a link to a web page. When the box showed up I typed some x's in the URL space and clicked on test this link. Naturally, it didn't work, so then I clicked on cancel and the underlines went away. Phew! There must be other ways that work, but this is the only way that works for me so far.
Well, back to chickens and eggs... while searching around for information on chicken feed I ran across this page, about Beneficial Farm, that I thought was kind of interesting. The article is about a farm that decided to try and raise and adapt some chickens to their harsh environment and feed local feed from local farmers. It is a long piece, so I don't recommend anyone read it unless they have some time to become engaged. I especially liked the chicken facts at the end. I like to learn about stuff like this. I wish there was a farm like this near me. Maybe?
The weather is weird. The rain is coming back around from Nevada. It is supposed to go East, not West. I wonder if the big storm in the East is bumping the weather back this way?
Thank you for sharing the way you handle eggs from your chickens. Very interesting! I appreciate it!
[4 eggs today]
The hens and Morgan got out for half a day.
Peek at the Past
(February 7, 2009)
I need to rake up the leaves again
and the solar fountain didn't happen yet.
The quilt is still calling to me.
But, I'm fighting off a sore throat.
It's raining... that's my excuse.