The girls are getting BIG and my new compost bin

It’s been a while, so I thought I should post.

Bluey and Clarisse are getting to look like chickens. They are 17weeks old this week, so we will hopefully get some eggs in the next 4 weeks from them πŸ™‚ I have been letting them out into the extended run area. They like it, but since it’s only a 4′ fence and a dog house they keep thinking about making a break for it. I have to figure out something else to do to keep them in the yard. May have to clip some wings soon. Not sure if it’s true, but I’ve read and been told to expect our barred rock pullets to start laying eggs when they are about 16 to 20 weeks old. So we are in that range now πŸ™‚ I am expecting closer to 21 to 22 weeks, but sooner would be neat!

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The little girls arn’t so little any more… they are almost as big as Bluey and Clarisse! They are also enjoying the extended run and are starting to get used to me but still won’t let me touch them. They have not let me pick them up since the dog attack all those weeks ago. Crab & Enchilada are 11 weeks old today!

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A few weeks ago I got a compost bin from my father-in-law. I still need to find the right spot in the yard for it and get it started. How many of you have a compost bin? What is the best placement. I have a nice corner it fits in, but it’s shady and near the kid sand box. Then i have a part shade area near the big garden and pumpkin plants.

In other news… my gardens are looking GREAT!

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One comment on “The girls are getting BIG and my new compost bin

  1. pobept says:

    grin … don’t be surprised if your first egg is when you pullets are closer to 24 – 26 weeks old.
    Happy gardening

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