Well things are proceeding well from spring to summer here at the homestead. I have moved my red cornish chickens from their brooder in the garage to the coop. They are learning the pecking order and thankfully don’t seem any worse for wear though the jersey giants still seem a little miffed at having new coop mates.
I think it helps their cause that they do everything in a mob. They run to me instead of from me when I come up to the yard to feed & water.
I love to see them all sun bathing. They look so silly sprawled out soaking up the sun. They might not be long for the world but they are fun little chickens.
The turkeys are growing bigger and growing uglier day after day. I love their personality and their ugliness. They are fun and good natured. they are smarter I think than the chickens that they inspect just about everything. They don’t run away when I come into their run instead they examine me and determine each time if I mean to mess with them or just chill out.
We have decided that we have 3 hens and five toms. That means 4 dinners and a breeding quartet.
Also what sets the turkeys apart is their love of the goats, and the goats love of them. The goats regularly let the turkeys out into their yard so that they can hang out together. I think its adorable. If I wasn’t worried about the turkeys flying away I’d let them hang out together every day.
And now, because everyone loves them…the goats.
Oops (above) is my little sick goat and is finally feeling better. He’s no longer lame in his front leg and is much more perkier. I’m really happy about his recovery. He’s even becoming less shy and more active like the other kids.
And Dude, ah Dude with his crazy tornado ears.
The onlything more entertaining is watching the goats race back and forth between me and the barn.
And finally I need some help. I have two fruit trees growing among my apple and pear trees on my property that I can’t identify.