Sunday, September 19, 2010

Naughty Chickens

The chickens want out of the pen and spent their time today clustered at the end nearest the house clucking away and have even tipped over the top of the waterer.

They were not even happy to see me with the feed can. What is with these chickens? They were in the pen all day because of the rain forecast. I thought that was a good idea because it would make it easier to check and see how much they ate.

I guess they don't really like the organic pellets that much. They did finally break down and eat some, but they don't get all excited like they do if they know I have scratch. I'll keep locking the feed up at night.

John (Going Gently) asked if our feeder has a feed saver grill. No. No grill. I've been looking online to try and find one I can attach to the feeders we have. I think a saver grill would be a great help against the hens knocking all the feed out of the feeders. I'll have to think about the whole grill idea and maybe I can make something that would catch the feed?

I have also been thinking about wetting the organic feed and mashing it up until it is moist and kind of sticks together. Maybe the chickens might just eat it up without kicking it all over the place. I guess I'll have to try it and see what happens.

Since the weather has started getting cooler I find myself looking forward to cold wet days when I'll have to stay in the house and have free time to spend on quilting and knitting.

I've been putting off projects for too long and now I am anxious to get back to them. I brought out some fabric that a good friend of Kristine gave me along with a quilt pattern. I was sooo happy she gave me the fabric. So thoughtful! I think I am going to look for an easier pattern since I am still learning quilting as I go. I also have a quilt to make for Kristine. This next quilt will be my fourth quilt.

There are also a couple of bags in the sewing room full of yarn that are calling out to me to work on them. It's been so long since I've opened them I don't even remember what is in all the bags. Well, one thing is for sure I will have lots of things to do this winter. I even have a few closets to clear out if I get bored.

Peek at the Past
(September 19, 2009)

[2 eggs today]



Tanya said...

Yeah! Quilting again! Those are pretty colors. Can't wait to see what you make. I'm happy about the cool weather too. I hope I don't get so involved with quilting that I forget I've got to knit too!

Jennifer said...

Pretty fabric... I love snuggling on the couch with some yarn :)

Flat Creek Farm said...

Sounds like you have some persnickety chickens there! :) Maybe I should try the organic feed at some point. I'm still tweaking the feeders here. Somewhere around this farm we have some little feeders that hang on the wall. Thinking that would work much better and be cleaner than the tray feeders in the coop. But those silly chickens would probably figure out a way to mess that up too.. lol. Lovely fabrics - happy quilting! -Tammy

LindaG said...

Don't know what to say about your chickens, but the fabric is definitely pretty. :)

John Gray said...

give me the size of your feeder (the food part) and I will try and get you one from here!!!

my hens hate organic pellets too!!!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh quilting can be so much fun. Mom used to do that. The kids loved to help with the tie-ing..
What is up with those chickens? hehe
Mom thought about you today on our walk. We walked by a house that clearly had chickens since Mom could smell them..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Jabacue said...

Got to think of something for those cold winter months also. Got a few things planned....looking forward to what you come up with, Callie.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the feed. I keep thinking it would be fun to try quilting, but I'm not sure when I'd find the time. Maybe this winter.

Kateri said...

Chickens if left to their own devices are so wasteful when it comes to food. I solved the problem with my chickens my putting the feeder in a large roasting pan, that way the pan catches the spilled feed and they eventually eat it.

Love the fabric. I have a pile of fabric I bought for a quilt that I haven't started working on yet...

Kent Island Red said...

And if you don't feel like quilting, what about some cute fall jackets for the girls? :-) Wouldn't they just be too much with that beautiful fabric? Your next post would be the fall fashion show modeled by your young ladies! LOL!