Category: The Flock

Learn about raising chickens, turkeys, ducks, incubating eggs, natural medicine, shelters, and other fun facts!

Yikes at those spikes!

Rooster Talons are totally no joke! No wonder Roo always left marks on me, geez! Needless to say, Roo’s time at the Crab Homestead has come To a close and his son, Prince Roo, has taken over as king:) This was Big Crab’s first… Continue Reading “Yikes at those spikes!”

Crazy Chicken Lady Indeed!

My friend sent me this picture via text the other day and I couldn’t help but laugh. I am pretty sure that feather in her hair is a chicken feather lol…and what made it funnier is that I actually do that if I find… Continue Reading “Crazy Chicken Lady Indeed!”

Homestead Growing Pains- When Rooster’s Attack

These are not my first bruises, cuts, scrapes, etc. from living on the homestead or with animals in general. They are inevitable! Fences have cut me, nails have gone through my boot, chicken/turkey/rabbit feet have scraped me, my head has been bruised from knocking… Continue Reading “Homestead Growing Pains- When Rooster’s Attack”

Our First Turkey Egg!

We found our first turkey egg the same day we completed the turkey tractor! Great Timing! Now I can find all of our turkey eggs! Who knows, they may have been laying a while, I just have not found them yet! lol! This one… Continue Reading “Our First Turkey Egg!”

Chick Update- Wk 7

Here is a chick progress update! The end of January Chicks are growing up well! I had ot move them to my other coop since the shared one was getting a little cramped. The plan is to make a small chicken tractor for the… Continue Reading “Chick Update- Wk 7”

Duck Tractor 2.0- Video

Update on the Duck Tractor! We added a tarp to give the ducks some more shade and wind break. I widened their door to their little house inside, but did that after I made the video of course! But either way, just wanted to… Continue Reading “Duck Tractor 2.0- Video”

Turkey Tractor 3.0

Finally! The completed Turkey Tractor! This was definitely needed considering our Tom decided to show retaliation towards my English Mastiff, Mila, for when she bullied him when he was much smaller! He didn’t hurt our poor little 130 lb princess;) Just wouldn’t really allow… Continue Reading “Turkey Tractor 3.0”

Video- Duck Tractor 1.0

A quick video of the new Muskovy ducks and their home! They have a nice shelter, and we recently added a tarp to this one, will update soon! They have finally gotten use to being here, still getting used to us. Will let you… Continue Reading “Video- Duck Tractor 1.0”

Video- Chicken Tractor 1.0

Here is a video tour of the chicken tractor we just built! We recently added a tarp soon after this video, and hung the feed and water. I will update with that video soon! So far with 20 mph winds all day today, they… Continue Reading “Video- Chicken Tractor 1.0”

Chicken Tractor, Turkey Tractor, Chick Tractor, Ever Where I See a TRACTOR!

The Current Project on the homestead is the best one yet! NO more chicken and Turkey poop covering my walk ways and deck! I love my free range birds, but their poop is not fun. We decided to open the gates and let all… Continue Reading “Chicken Tractor, Turkey Tractor, Chick Tractor, Ever Where I See a TRACTOR!”

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