Monday, May 22, 2006

Springtime on the Farm

We had 50 chicks arrive by the 11th of May and hatched out 7 turkeys from 18 eggs we got through the mail. The turkeys began hatching on Friday, the 12th and finished up Saturday and seem to be doing quite well. The kids enjoyed watching the hatching process, running in and out of the room throughout the day to check for progress.

We have them brooding in a vacant stall while dh builds the new coop off the one side of the barn, which will feature a brooding coop and a breeding coop, one on either end, and a central, all-purpose coop. Sam has had fun helping build the coop here and there, using the new tools he received for his birthday last week, hammering, banging, holding, clamping, etc. Life is good.

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