Thursday, May 5, 2011

New House for Chickens


I'm linking up with my good friend, Amy, at Verde Farm and  Deborah Jean at Dandelion House. I love visiting other farm folks on Fridays.


With the help of a farmers' market customer, C.S. Farmer built this small, movable chicken house for our broiler chicks. They had to put the white wrap on to keep the little guys warm with this crazy spring weather. We had 83 degrees last week and it was 46 degrees the next day.


These are some of the little guys who live in the new house. They're a European breed of meat bird that are slow growing. The breed is called K22 or Red Broiler. We generally raise a Cornish Rock Cross. They're big white chickens that are anything but "slow growing"! (Hint: For any of you who are familiar with my blog, Princess is a Cornish Rock X. You remember her. The chicken who looks like one of the floating balloons at the Macy's Parade because she's so HUGE.)

Wishing you a good weekend!


14 comments:

  1. They are so cute!

    What's the word on your sweet Wendell?

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  2. Those chicks have a good base to stand on. What a cute little chicken house. JB

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  3. they've got some good solid legs! :)

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  4. I loved having chickens growing up, and am considering getting some now. But with a one year old and 3.5 year old, I just don't know if I have time to take care of them, my kids, the blog, my garden, and cook!

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  5. Have to agree with Julia and texwisgirl - you've got to love a chick with great legs!

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  6. I, too, am impressed with their big honkin' legs! ;)

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  7. My thought too! Look at those 'feet'!

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  8. Following from the Friday Hop! Thanks for posting about Victoria and Ryan. I voted!

    My dad's family had a dairy farm and I wish it had still been up and running when my daughter was growing up. I had such fun visiting Nana! Love the little (well, maybe not sooo little LOL)

    Stop by and say howdy sometime!

    ~Mrs B

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  9. How do you like the slower growers? How much slower are they?
    We Cornish X broilers last year for the first time and, well, I was a little disappointed that they seemed so...stupid? vapid? All they cared about was attacking their food at dinnertime.

    I guess it's silly to care when they're only around for a few weeks and all, but I just didn't enjoy the feeling of mindlessness every evening when I got to them on the chore route.

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  10. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    http://itsabouttimemamaw.blogspot.com/

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  11. After reading this post I went in search of a picture of Princess. She is quite plump and pretty also.

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  12. That house looks great! It will be nice that you can move it around.

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  13. Hope you have a great weekend too and your chickenhouse sure is great!
    Leontien

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