Properly, in true White Cottage Farm style, we by no means do something so as or on the proper time. Why not add an animal to the farm in the course of the busiest spring season on the farm ever? Why not add the animal 6 years in to farming when it’s the primary animal individuals often add? Why not add the animal earlier than you’ve it’s home constructed? These are all nice questions & I want I may reply you, however all I can say is, White Cottage Farm formally has chickens!!!
& just a few different birds. We now have added guinea hens, pheasents, Americanas, & Oliver Eggers. That’s the place we began. We acquired them within the mail just a few weeks in the past truly & like many issues occurring proper now I haven’t shared them. We have now had so many issues occurring, initiatives, spring farm prep, births, & even dwelling renovation that I’ve not shared these days… however guess what? I’m getting again within the rythm of posting, sharing, & documenting what we’re as much as. I feel I simply wanted a bit break there. Again to the birds & the progress of a house we’ve for them…
Do you know that birds traveled within the mail? Earlier than shifting to a farm I positive didn’t. All of the birds arrived protected & sound & turned Cope’s new obsession immediately. He has his “rooster chores” every day & is blissful to do them which is enjoyable to see him rising up on the farm & study so many new issues every day.
The place are they dwelling? Properly for his or her first few weeks of life we had them beneath warmth lamps within the tiny greenhouse within the backyard. it was the right dimension for them to cozy up & begin to develop larger. A couple of days in the past we acquired a rooster coop within the mail that we had ordered & we simply acquired it put collectively this previous weekend. Their little dwelling will truly sit in a brand new backyard we’re at present constructing right here on the farm. We have now our kitchen backyard off our again patio & this backyard shall be past that subsequent to our sheep pasture, barn, & the brand new greenhouse [that I have to share yet]. The backyard will take time. We have now to construct a fence, construct the beds, full the second coop [unfinished building next to the silo], & far more. Keep tuned for these initiatives. I really like that our little new coop from this homestead provider [HERE] seems out onto the sheep & alpacas from their little coop. We simply acquired it put collectively this previous weekend & now it wants some paint and extra “white cottage farm” touches.
For now the infants are comfortable as a bug contained in the coop & they’re all rising like weeds. You should definitely observe me over on Instagram to see extra of the behind the scenes & see extra of the infants. I can’t wait to share these infants with you as they develop & I can’t watch for them to offer us eggs & care for the bugs on the farm. I don’t know what took us so lengthy so as to add chickens to the farm, however I’m so excited we did now!