New Shed Row Barn at TBN Ranch

The barn for my chickens is finally done! They are moved in and today’s full basket of eggs tells me they’re happy hens! Setting up the broody pen tomorrow and hopefully in the next few weeks I’ll have somebody feeling motherly. 🙂

New Barn 9-10-14
Enclosed Feed Room 9-10-14
Silkie Bantam Pen 9-10-14
Builder: Curt Boyd Barns & Fencing
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Treat Guide for Chickens

What kind of treats are best for chickens? 

Chickens are funny creatures, some will eat anything you put in front of them. Others, like my Silkies Bantams won’t touch anything but layer pellets, rolled oats, and watermelon. When they are free roaming they pick at a little grass, and grab a bug or two, but they are even picky about which bugs are a suitable snack.  😦

I’d given up bringing my Silkie girls snacks from our farm kitchen, but I will take the advice from the Chicken Chick, offer up some healthy goodies and see what happens!

This article will help you make wise decisions when choosing nutritious treats for your flock.

This is my flock, they eat everything, but as you can see… the Silkies are not interested in joining the feast.

Gavin Flock at TBN Ranch
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Silkie Bantam’s First Eggs!

Exactly six months to the day and I have eggs from my ladies…  finally!  Another good piece of news is now I know for sure they are indeed pullets. Sometimes you just can’t tell on a Silkie until they actually lay an egg!

Silkies 6 months 3-12-14

Here’s what I found in the nest box…

Silkie Bantam Eggs 3-12-14
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