I hear a lot about how to integrate new chicks into an existing flock. I've heard lots of horrors stories and wanted to revisit my success last June! Maybe this will help some other flock owners:) Posts below are about how to set up some temporary housing, then taking it down and having full access. We raise our chicks from 1 or 2 day old in the house, transition to day time only outside in a playpen, then full time outside separated, then integrate into the full coop/run.
The 90's Are Here!
It went from the 70's to 80's to 90's in about a week and a half. The 90's is about 10-15 degrees above normal for this time of year. I have a bad feeling, with the mild spring, we're in for a blistering summer! I'm out to do some yard work in a minute as it's 75 and it's only 10. I got a late start! Now it's mostly water, water, water...
Reminiscing On Our Gardening-
Dave and I were sitting out last night, listening to the fountain in the pond, looking at all the green, the flowers, and veggies. We planted ALL of it except the huge maple tree, 2 shrubs in the back, and 2 in the front. Nothing else was here, just turf and empty flower beds. Nothing. It's been a lot of work but it's so satisfying!!! Dave spent the last 2 days resetting our pavers with sand and new gravel too. Looks fab!
My fave delphinium
new beans where the old shed was
After shot, much better!
Posey enjoying the cool grass :)