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Livestock Predators: Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

Livestock Predators: Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

For our regular readers it’s no shock that we have more than the average share of predators lurking near our poultry and livestock pens. In the six years we’ve been here though, we consider ourselves to have been relatively lucky, in that our losses have...
A Guard Gobbler in the Garden

A Guard Gobbler in the Garden

It’s been a long time since we’ve posted a Fowl Friday post, and I can’t believe it’s been more than a year since I last posted anything about the turkeys!  They’ve become such a fixture on the farm, I suppose we’ve rather taken...
Jenny’s Poults: 6 Weeks Old

Jenny’s Poults: 6 Weeks Old

We haven’t posted an update about Jenny’s poults in the last couple of weeks, due in large part to a rather hefty construction project going on around here, which I’ll elaborate on early next week.  In the meantime though, while we weren’t...
Jenny’s Poults: An Unwelcome Visitor

Jenny’s Poults: An Unwelcome Visitor

On Thursday morning, around 6AM, just like any other morning I went up to the turkey pen to feed the poults.  As I approached the pen door I was shocked to see that one of the poults had managed to get into Jake’s side of the enclosure.  After what happened to...
Jenny’s Poults: 3 Weeks Old

Jenny’s Poults: 3 Weeks Old

On Monday, Jenny’s poults will be three weeks old, which is difficult to believe!  I swear it seems like they just hatched! This week they’re quickly losing their fluffy chick appearance as their feathers have continued to grow in, most notably their tail...
Jenny’s Chicks: Feathers are for Flying!

Jenny’s Chicks: Feathers are for Flying!

It’s our second Fowl Friday for Jenny’s chicks, and all sixteen of them are growing like weeds!  Comparing them to our chicken chicks last year at the same age, they look remarkably similar developmentally, they’re just larger! This week has been all...