Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Some Sad News...

We are so sorry to share these sad news....Ping has died. I found out on December 2nd. The rest of the chickies are fine-not laying much. Also, they are not inclined to sleep inside-though we have seen a couple in the house at night occasionally. On Sunday we dumped some mulchy wood shavings in the run, house, and our side under the porch. The snow from yesterday and today did not affect them as Abba put up a tarp over the outside. They are quite happy!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

OCTOBER 2013!!!

Our eggs are getting bigger! Our biggest was laid by a RI Red. 2.2 oz. We are getting about 5 a day now. We still have a super stupid chicken laying on the floor. We've taken a bunch of pics on field days. We took them out to Weeks Field today!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


To left, 5 months
Below are some older photos.
To Left, about 1 month

Friday, September 6, 2013

More Eggs

Back from 2 days of Rosh Hashanah in Brooklyn and quite a few eggs....  3 white eggs from the Polish chickens and 6 brown eggs from the Ophingtons and Rhode Islands.  One of the brown eggs was cracked (it look like chicken was pecking it)... So we had better be good about collecting eggs when they are laid, but the best was that one of the white eggs was found in the nesting box.  Now that is one smart hen.  Hopefully she can teach the others.

Friday, August 30, 2013

An Egg!

Today.....we got our 1st egg! Miriam says that she found it on the ground. It was brown, so it can't have been the Polish. Hopefully we will be having a lot of eggs to write about soon!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


All I can say is that I came home from Camp and the Chickies are BIG! They are pretty hard peckers, too! I think we are expecting eggs hopefully in a month or so! Also, Abba has been setting up some very interesting traps for our little friends... and lastly, the Polish ones are sleeping outside.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Chicks Eat Strawberry!

So...nothing much going on. The chickies are little mini chickens. We re-established their names. Ping and Pong, Mrs. Poppers, Bashful, and Pimpam, and Mocha, Pogo, Ginny, and Duffy! I was too lazy to go down and dump some strawberry stems, so I gave it to the chicks through the porch. They really wanted to eat it! There's really nothing going on, well, they really are flying up to roost on the big roosts a lot. But they are going to grow up soon so we need to say good-bye! Bye-bye!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Letting the Chicks Free!!!! (Hopefully)

Well, we haven't quite let them out yet. It's still in the 40's at night. But they are hoppity-doppity feathery and really eager to be out! They dump their food more than once a week, which is annoying. They are not very good at cleaning it out once we take the feeder out. Their box is tiny now-and at one point it seemed huge! Impossible! We moved them to the basement Thursday. The buffs, Ping & Pong, are great at just sitting on your thumb. Sometimes we find that they have squeezed out through the lattice. It's getting harder, and sometimes they get lost outside. When we take them outside in the box, they sure are getting heavy! Hopefully we will get more pictures-and send them out for good this weekend!
P.S. This was Ronit

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Roost

Well, I forgot to say, but I took up a little Buff up onto the perch in the coop, and it fell right off! Good thing it's still fluff! I took a RI next and it just stepped on. Then another, and a buff again I held my hands near it just in case and after a minute or so, it started slipping. That was really cute. Also they are just too stupid to go in and out of the house! I put them all in at 3:00 (they had been in the run) and I don't think they ever went out. Well, poor chickens. Hopefully ... Well, I don't know, they really are just pretty perfect! Actually, they have some icky skin showing. Eww.  Also they got a bit traumatized by some little girls. Well, goodnight Chickies!

Chicks are Really Happy!

We've been taking the chicks out nearly every day. Every time they get outside they jump up and down, about 1 foot in the air, like eagles. They are so excited! They found a worm twice. It took them almost 5 minutes to chase each other around and eat it. We put the two Buff Orpingtons, Ping and Pong, in the Bluebells. Adorable! When we put them in the leaves they fall down in holes. Miriam and I built a mini teepee-it is still up-and put Ping&Pong in. They pushed down a stick to get out, and raced over to the others. They were out in the yard for 3 hours on Wednesday and in the run and coop (not yard) for a long time Saturday. They are only about a month old, and the Polish ones are getting afro feathers. Their feathers make them hard to tell apart the old way, but they all have names. The RI Reds are Mocha, Ginny, Pogo, and Duffy. The Polish are Pimpam, Mrs. Poppers, and Bashful, and the little Buffs are Ping and Pong. One RI Red always walks over to me or wanders far away from the others. They are getting too big for their second box-Next week they are outside!

Ping&Pong in Bluebells!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

New Chicks

We've started again.  Last Thursday, 4/4/2013, Ronit and I picked up 4 Rhode Island Reds, and 3 Polish chicks from Sweet Meadow Farm.  They were about 5 days old.  As if that were not enough, today, 4/11/2013, Dena and Ronit picked up two Buff Orpingtons.  They are all happily chirping in a big cardboard box in the dining room.
 Ronit and Miriam have been taking them out for field days when the weather is nice enough.  The only problem is that they are so small they tend to get lost in the brush.

Both Miriam and Ronit love holding the little chicks.