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May 21, 2014

It has been a busy few days on the homestead. Nick finished the second coop yesterday. It’s for Elvis, I’m going to call it the “Jungle Room”. Cause you never know who is going to end up in there with him. I was thinking of putting him with Scarlett for a little while. I think a polish/silky cross would be pretty and interesting. I set another 20 eggs in the incubator last night, 2 off the eggs go into lock-down tonight with hatch day being set for Sat. and then the 8 other eggs go into lock-down next Thursday. I’m kinda hoping to keep it going like a revolving door, because I don’t know how many eggs will actually hatch. I am trying to build up a stock, so I can have more birds, more birds, means more eggs. 🙂 It also means more work, but I can deal with that. The kids will be out of school soon and then I can get some help around here. Duty calls….. Have a great day.

If God is for us, Who can be against us?   Romans 8:31

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The Jungle Room

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May 13, 2014

Man, what a wet and nasty day we had yesterday. Thank goodness I got a lot of stuff done in the morning. Looks like today might be the same. I’m going to try and get outside and mow the backyard where the chickens are before I go to work. I thought that they would keep it down for me, but that must have been wishfull thinking. I also think I am going to have to move Edward and Bella. They got out of their coop (carrier) yesterday and stayed in the same corner all day. I was pretty worried about them last night. They didn’t eat or drink or hardley even move all day. I don’t know if they are sick or what. I did notice that there is some poison ivy where I put them so I am going to move them today. I don’t know if that’s why they didn’t move much or what. They didn’t even get back in their coop last night, just spent the night in that corner. When I went out this morning they were standing up and Edward did eat something, so I am hopeful. It might just be them getting used to a new place. I guess time will tell. I would just hate to loose them, they are beautiful birds and very docile. I just hope they are okay.

Elvis is sort of the same way. I have not heard him make a sound. I put him in the run last night with the other birds and Foghorn chased him around for a bit, but he just ran and tried to hide in a corner. They did let him into the coop to roost last night, so I am hoping that is a good sign. He didn’t come out of the coop this morning when I went to let them out, but I think he was just waiting for everyone else to calm down. He is a very calm bird, and of course beautiful. I just love him. I’m hoping maybe Libby can show him at the fair this year.I still have to get her registerd with 4H, I’m hoping it’s not too late.

I tried putting the baby barred rocks in the run yesterday but the bigger birds just bullied them and one got pecked a few times, so I moved them back to the playpen, hence Elvis’s trip to the run.It seems to be going better.

But let us who live in the light be clearheaded, protected by the armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet, the confidence of our salvation. 1 Thessalonians 5:8

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This is Edward