Meanwhile, back at the farm…

 

Some recent goings-on at Thiry Farm…

 

Chickens: status symbols and…birth control??

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Good work, Vernon

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Managing water for ducks in the winter

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Barnyard Bickering: Uncle Waldo versus Vernon

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Memorial Day happenings on Thiry Farm

The rest of my family flew to Chicago this weekend to see the musical Hamilton. I had to stay home because…

Well, hop on over to Thiry Farm and see what’s happening around our place today!

Ducklings and goslings update

We have plenty of baby poultry in progress around here.

I hatched out some mutt ducks  at school for the kiddos to observe:

 

Today an incubator full of Pilgrim goslings is working on hatching:

Scrambles, our Buff Orpington hen, and Violet, one of our Australorps, both went broody and are sitting on Indian Runner duck eggs and Pilgrim goose eggs:

Abigail, our Pilgrim goose, went broody a while ago but then left her nest. I put those eggs in the incubator to finish hatching; however, she laid a new clutch in a nest she built under the duck house and now is sitting quite seriously.  I think she may actually finish the job this time!

In a few weeks when work winds down for the year I will resume posting here more regularly. I also have started a new blog related solely to our farm:

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