Monday, January 31, 2011

I won a book!

On Goodreads you can enter to win books and I had entered a couple thinking most likely I'm not going to win one, but today I got an email and I won one! It was one I was going to buy anyway, it's the 6th and final (at least suppose to be) book of Earth's Children series The Land of Painted Caves.


Yesterday I went to lock up the chickens. I gathered eggs, filled the feeder, and started checking on birds. George my Rhode Island Red was bleeding a little bit from a starting to grow in feather that had broken off (at the base) from a over eager rooster. Then I glance under the roosts and saw feathers red everywhere. George being one of my two red birds (the other is Red and he has a different shade) got checked offer.

It looks like she is molting in the middle of winter (picture eye rolling). So because of that and the bleeding, she moved inside with me and is living in a bird cage. I'll give her at least a couple days to grow back some feathers and for her back to heal up. Pictures coming soon.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lend a Helping Paw!

Pepsi is has a project going where they fund the top 10  programs/ideas in different categories. It's a wonderful program, my local  pet adoption and welfare society is running for it. Currently they are number 13, and I beleive this is their last month able to run so please vote for them! They're Clarion Paws  and you can vote once a day and for up to 10 different ideas, so please vote!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Home sick....Again

I'm sick and tired, and it's still cold here. Pipes froze again yesterday, but are currently not. Blue Eyes is keeping me company and Nick is still asleep up stairs.

Saturday, January 22, 2011


The pipes are frozen, I went to get a bath this morning got about 2 inches of water and it just stopped. So I finished bathing, got dressed and told my mom. Which lead to turning on faucets, turning lights and heaters on to pipes. The pipes being warmed up:
 and Magra and my foot (and yes my feet where cold):

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Not much going on.....

I haven't posted much because nothing is really going on. Carmel decide he is a fierce cat  and has been picking fights with the other boys. We're to get 2-6 inches of snow to night and it is currently snowing, also the hens haven't been laying much and I didn't get any eggs today.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


On Thursday I dug paths, one to the chicken coop, one to the parking area, and one from those two up the steps and porch to the door. Also two "rooms" which are just spaces  cleared out of snow, one for the dog and one for the chickens. Nick isn't using his, but the chickens are just happy to get out of the coop.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Chicken's Story - Starting Fall 2009

I know the last post was quite sometime ago (Nov. 3 to be exact) but I'm starting up again.

So after Baby disappeared/died, I had a hard time going out and sitting out with the chickens, I missed having someone that would run up to me and try to jump into my arms. But I still loved them.

One of the EE chicks caught my eye because A) She was just Pretty, B) She was most likely KD's daughter and C) She layed blue eggs!

She was my first blue layer but I had a few more that ended up laying pale blue eggs and a few green and olive-green eggs
A day of laying
Are winter was a long and snowy one but it lead to some cute pictures.

I had a few pullets that disappeared but no idea what happened to them. But spring finally came along with warm weather, and we had strutting roosters!

  and a few weeks later more pictures:

But I had agreed to do an outreach and teach children about chickens, I took KD, Grey, George, and Betty so I had a hens that layed green, blue, brown, and white. I also made a few posters of hatching eggs with an incubator and with a broody hen and one of chicks growing up. I also brought all the eggs layed the day before (uncleaned) to show them the colors, I showed parts of the chicken, and let them pet a chicken , most of the time it was KD because she was calmest and seemed to enjoy it.

Even though we where there to teach the kids about chickens, the adults were fascinated by chickens! Several made the comment "I've never been this close to a chicken before! least a live one." One woman was very excited when I let her hold KD and took several pictures with her.

While we telling them about egg color, hatching and just about anything about chickens, one of the the kids said "Egg!" we were showing them eggs at the time so we thought nothing of it. Until I glanced in George and Betty's cage and a brown egg was sitting on the floor! I went and grabbed it and started to show the kids that it was warm. Later in the day Grey started to fuss and try to get away, it took me a minute then it clicked! She wants some privacy to lay an egg! So I put a shoe box in and she jumped in and sat, and a few minutes later we had another egg (a blue one) to show the kids.   

 Summer came and so did the broodies, I had a couple CMs, a BA, and Baby Broody. Baby Broody got her name because she was a not yet a year old when she went broody and also one of either the WL/EEs or a EE as a chick I caught sitting on a fake egg. Also Grey had developed bumblefoot a staph infection in the foot.

So I'll stop here for today and try to continue soon!

Chickens and Snow

Here it is snowing, fast and thick. We are to get about 6 inchs on top of the snow that was already on the ground. Here are some really bad pictures of the snow.

and the chickens are now locked up tight because all 16 where all in the coop and I was worried about getting out there later. But I took some pictures while out there:

Saturday, January 8, 2011

I found Goodreads through another blog, basically it allows you to kept track of books you have read, are reading, or want to read. Also you can take quizzes on books, rate books and write reviews, talk about books,  find new books, and get (used)  books for the cost of shipping. Over all my kind of site, I'm Caitlin on there if you want to look me up!
Two books from the Blue Bloods Series

What happened to my Jeep in November....

My Jeep is (just) now fixed but I never ended up posting pictures of the damage, the pictures where taken last month. See 2nd Rut    for more on when I hit a buck.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Books I got for Christmas ...

Sorry for the messy back ground, here is all the books I got for Christmas .