Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Chicken update!

Our chickens are getting so big. But it will still be a couple months before they lay eggs. They’ve been eating a lot of food lately, and our lawn cannot keep up. We could feed them more grain, but ideally we want the chickens to eat more of what is in our yard.

We removed the sod in a plot in our backyard and planted pasture seeds from Peaceful Valley. The seeds will grow into plants that the chickens will eat. One day we put the coop over the pasture and there was nothing but dirt the next day. So we’ll wait another month for the plants to fill in the plot. This chicken pasture is perfect because it uses a lot of space and we do not need to mow the lawn in that spot any longer.

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