The Girls are just over 10 weeks now

It is a little more than 10 weeks since we received our chicks.   They seem huge compared to the day they arrived.   I’ve been surprised that there really hasn’t been any squabbling to establish a pecking order.

I’ve still got a lot to do on the yard, but they don’t seem to mind.  They love to roam around the entire yard always searching for something good to eat.

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2 weeks ago I had a water leak in the hen house.   I’ve been amazed how little there is to do in the way of care for keeping chickens.  My entire family has been amazed at the complete lack of smell and noise from the girls.

Then a couple of weeks ago, we noticed it was starting to smell a bit.   I found the water regulator I had purchased began to leak causing a moldy stink in the hen house.   I shut the water off and removed the regulator, cleaned the house out and let it dry out in the 110 degree heat here for 3 days.   I next constructed a bucket regulator to replace the one I purchased from Farm-Tek.   New pine shavings, clean fresh water, and a dry house and everything is back to normal.

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I picked up these nest pads this week for $3 each.   Looked like a great way of keeping the nestboxes clean.   I’m hoping in a couple of months they will start laying.
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