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TBN Ranch is a private hobby farm nestled in the foothills of a five hundred acre mountain range in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert, Phoenix, Arizona.
This is Peaches, she is one of my almost 3 month old Silkies… and the only one interested in fresh greens. The others would rather stick with chick crumbles… and the vitamins I sneak in there.
New chicken coop roof! The board on top is only temporary while the glue on the edges dries. Sorry for the quality of the pics, I had to rule out hanging from a tree limb to get a better shot.
I never know what homeless critters will be available at my local feed store. Today, besides the usual gazillion chicks, and one ugly bald peacock, there were also birds of a different feather. Cute!
Most every afternoon these two guys take 15 minutes or so to soak up the sun. They usually take turns, but as you can see, today was very special.
Billy & Beamer
I’ve spent the last month getting my chicken coop enclosure just the way I wanted it, but nope, it’s still not right. Today the coop will be stripped naked so a carpenter can put a roof on it. Oh my.
The chickens are moved to the shed for the day, and tomorrow I’ll probably spend the day trying to put everything somewhat back the way it was.
I’m positive this project will create obstacles that are going to force changes I’m not prepared for. That’s just the way things go when you try to make a structure functional for a purpose other than what it was built for. Tell you what, someday if we ever sell, this place will have the best covered
dog run chicken coop anybody has ever seen!
At least the weather is good, now is the time to get all the outdoor projects done. High today, 74 degrees and sunny. Pictures tomorrow!
Reblogged from Beartrack Farm : Just like with any animal, growing chicks have special dietary requirements that are different than those of adult chickens. Their first main dietary need is a pretty significant amount of protein in order to grow. … Continue reading