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Moving into the Coop

The little bantams were the first to move into the new coop.  When I moved the larger Red hens, there were a few battles.  Wylie even got involved in some and got pecked on his nose.

The little bantams were the first to move into the new coop. When I moved the larger Red hens, there were a few battles. Wylie even got involved in some and got pecked on his nose.

Wylie keeps his flock together.

Wylie keeps his flock together.

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Wylie enjoys when it's treat time for the chickens. I didn't know he liked lettuce!  All of the chickens will take the treats from my hand. The chickens (not Wylie) especially enjoy meal worms and the earthworms.

Wylie enjoys when it’s treat time for the chickens. I didn’t know he liked lettuce! All of the chickens will take the treats from my hand. The chickens (not Wylie) especially enjoy meal worms and the earthworms.

The crew building the fence for the coop will be here next week.  The bantams are the only ones that I let free range.   Wylie keeps a close watch over them.

The crew building the fence for the coop will be here next week. The bantams are the only ones that I let free range. Wylie keeps a close watch over them.

Hopefully This Week

The weather has been so unusual, and it has caused some delays in the building schedule.  We are hopeful that the Coop de Ville will be built this week.

We butchered the meat birds last weekend, it was amazing how fast they grew compared to the little laying hens. The WhizBang Chicken plucker made the job so much easier, if you want to know more about it they have a video on YouTube.

I haven’t ate chicken in years, and I must say ours are delicious.

The afternoon was beautiful and everyone enjoyed being out.

Wylie keeping watch over his Bantams

Wylie keeping watch over his Bantams

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William enjoying being out.  I would of had Bill out also, but I can't catch him, he isn't as easy to catch as fainting William.

William enjoys being out. I would of had Bill out too, but I can’t catch him, he isn’t as easy to catch as fainting William.

Chicken Herder

Wylie is practicing his herding skills on the little Bantams, but I really wonder who is herding who?!? The construction material is the coop de ville, hopefully the weather will cooperate this week and they can get the coop built!

Getting Ready to Start

This is the inspiration for our new coop de ville.  This coop is located in Missouri, on a beautiful old  abandoned farmstead.

This is the inspiration for our new coop de ville. This coop is located in Missouri, on a beautiful old abandoned farmstead.

This is the location for our coop.  Husband start preparing the site.  The building material will be delivered Tuesday and the crew is planning to start Wednesday.  Hope the weather cooperates!

This is the location for our coop. The building material will be delivered Tuesday and the crew is planning to start Wednesday. Hope the weather cooperates!

Wylie showing a couple of the Bantams their new home.

Wylie showing a couple of the Bantams their new home.

Weather Alarm

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Wylie doesn't care for storms, he wears "the Anxiety Shirt". He will keep us safe during severe weather.

Wylie doesn’t care for storms, so when a storm is approaching, I put on his “Anxiety Shirt”.  The compression shirt does have a calming effect on him, but he still wants to go to the basement to sleep.  He will keep us safe during severe weather!