Thursday, May 19, 2011


No - not eggs....yet!  I just logged on and checked my daily stats for Blogger and to my great surprise, my blog has had ONE DOZEN hits today!  Woo hoo!!  I guess this means I will have to post more often to keep everyone coming back :-)

The girls are growing in leaps and bounds...and today, they seem to be trying out their clucking more than the little chirpy sounds they have been making.  Loretta's comb seems to be growing faster than the others - I think she may be a wee bit older.  Saturday they will be 10 weeks old.  But they have settled in nicely - eating and drinking, loving the grass clippings we threw in there the other day.  They put themselves to bed last night for the first time - FINALLY.  Although we have gotten really good at chicken wrangling!!  I was even able to catch each one yesterday, by myself, and check them for creepy crawlies under their wings and to make sure their vents were clear.  I wasn't really too worried - except that Reba has had some really runny poo, but no blood in it.  So, I just wanted to make sure she was ok.  And if you do it to one, you have to do it to the others so no one feels left out!  :-)

Hopefully, we are now in a drier weather pattern.  It seems like ever since we got the ladies home, it has been gray, rainy and chilly every day.  Today we had quite a bit of sun, though not overly hot, and the weekend should be around 80 degrees - can't wait!

We opened the pool last weekend (didn't think we were ever going to be able to) - but it is nowhere near warm enough to go in it yet.  Hard to warm up when it goes down in the lower 50s at night.  But it is crystal clear!

I hope everyone gets a little taste of sunshine wherever you may be - and thanks for stopping by!


The Apple Pie Gal said...

Funny, I had to do some wrangling myself last night! Why is it that there is always one hold out? ;)

Congrats on your dozen! Blogging should come with a warning: addictive

Have a good one!

BrokenRoadFarm said...

Welcome Apple Pie Gal!

And you are so right about blogging! They should also say that about chickens - I could sit and watch them all day!

Leigh said...

Congratulations on a dozen hits! It's a start. I find that leaving comments and returning comments has been the best way to get good blog traffic. There are a lot of folks with like interests. It's just a matter of time before readership grows. :)

BrokenRoadFarm said...

Thanks Leigh! You were my first reader, so you get the big thanks!!