Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Would you like to come for a little tour of the barn with me?

A totally impromptu & short video, shot this morning with freezing fingers - I had originally only planned to film the wee chicks in their new space (click on The Chicken Diaries for total cuteness overload!) but saw Jack's food-encrusted face and I couldn't resist :-D
So then Jack, his buddy Black, then a quick peek at the three flocks:

This is where I spend one to two hours every morning, 
on poop and food patrol - ok there are cuddles too, 
I do love all my babies that much ;-)

Hope you enjoyed!


Foothills Poultry said...

I love your barn.


Anke said...

Your barn is a wonderful place! I'd love to spend some time there in the morning, too. I'd even help you muck the stalls... ;-)

A blog by the "Farmer" said...

Oh my goodness, I about fainted when I saw how clean your barn was. Good Lord woman! Do you scrub the place down, or what? I am super-duper impressed with your barn prowess. You are the Queen of Barns.

So, I have a question for you. How often do you change the bedding for the chickens? Do you have a problem with smells?

Mr Farmer and I have been discussing a coop, but he is so afraid of strong smells. Any tips?

Jack looks amazing. You should be so proud of yourself. You are doing such wonderful work with him. I loved his slurping... He's stolen my heart!


Technodoll said...

LOL Farmer, the barn is filthy! You can't see the layers of chicken-induced dust everywhere and the coated spider webs hanging from the ceiling ;-)

My friend (who owns Black) and I do our best to keep the place tidy, it's a women's barn - he he. If it weren't for the chickens it would be twice as clean.

Chicken bedding: Ideally you want to empty and change everything out AT LEAST once a month, and that is with poop boards under their sleeping quarters so you can scrape the poop away every morning. It seriously keeps the smell down. I've rarely ever had anyone visit my coops (the small summer ones and the barn) and say it "smelled like chicken". Practically zero smell. Ventilation and windows are the key, too! :)

Keri said...

Your horses are magnificent. I always wanted a horse when I was young. My dad had the pasture space, but he didn't like horses or knew that I probably wouldn't take the time to keep it up the way it should be.

ModernMom said...

Oh you are such a good Horse mama! Those are some lucky animals:)
Loved the tour! LOVED

jo.irish.rose said...

when you came up on blackie...i thought he was going to kiss the camera!! so cute...and gave a big smile. i didn't know jack didn't have teeth. i should tape my FIL eating...he has ALL his teeth, LOL!! he is 77!!

i love your barn too, you should be very proud, it is a very nice looking barn and clean too. my FIL had a horse and where he kept it was not as nice as your place. and it was a lady who kept the horses there too. i love all the chickies. do you board other horsies too? your a busy gal, but it must be fulfilling too! i would do it if i had a farm. do you garden too? love the video!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh, I tried four times but can only get as far as Jack munching on his food...then it freezes up.
I will try again later.
Your barn is pretty from what I can see.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Can't watch it right now with my vacation interenet connection but have starred it to watch when I get home.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Watched it, how sweet is Jack? I love your life.