Ever wonder what life on a farm is like, especially in the winter. Join me as I share my daily experiences here on our farm. I know I am a little crazy, but sometimes I like to share what my silly animals are thinking, at least what they should be thinking.
We will start this fun adventure off on December 5th, with Buffy.
Chore time – time to feed the chickens
When I went into the chicken coop this morning to feed the chickens there was Buffy snuggled down in the nesting box.
Don’t you just love this cute little face?
She ducked her head, and I know she was thinking maybe she won’t see me. So I stroked her head and she started to make a funny growly sound. She picked her head up and I know she was thinking just leave me here.
Now I know she is warm snuggled in that box, but there are a few reasons why I can’t leave her there. The first reason is I need the other chickens to lay their eggs in that box. And just as I had suspected, Buffy is sitting on eggs….. again. She has already hatched out 3 batches of baby chicks. When she starts to sit on eggs I end up losing so many eggs a day. She ends up with dozens underneath her and I don’t want to take the time to mark which ones are really hers. She can’t possibly sit on that many eggs especially when it is this cold. Also, it is not healthy for her. She needs a lot of nutrition in the winter and she doesn’t eat enough because she won’t leave her nest to eat very often.
So once again I take her off of the nest and listen to her scold me. I am sure we will do this for many weeks to come.
Brrrr! It’s cold outside!
Chores are done. I am on my way back into the house at 10:00 am. Here is the thermometer now. We are in a heat wave!!! It was 6 degrees earlier, now it is almost 24 degrees.
Back inside to catch up on things in the house. Until next time… stay warm! Be sure and look at “Buffy’s Wish”. Buffy is the star of her own cute story. She is such a fun chicken!
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