The chickens are a fun group and get along quite well. Every now and then we add a small amount when the eggs aren’t as fruitful. We have 13 hens. Sometimes I joke that we run a retirement facility for them. Our oldest hen, Heloise, died last fall. She was 9 years old. Every now and then she would even lay an egg- very ambitious!
Since writing about our weasel attack, I thought I’d give you an idea of what kind of outdoor animals we have here.
Currently, we have chickens, geese, and goats. We have had ducks and turkeys at other times, but not at this point.
The geese are a tight knit group. There are 4 of them. They are quite beautiful and aren’t eager for new companions. Human companions I mean. Gerald is the leader and he is proud and protective of his ladies. Nuff said.
We have 7 goats: 4 girls and 3 boys. The personality of a goat is very similar to the personality of a friendly dog. Our goats are goofballs. They like attention and don’t mind letting you know when they want it!
That’s it for the outdoor animals. A good bunch. They’re pretty friendly.
Do you have a small farm? Maybe just a few chickens? Are you hoping to give it a try someday?
I hope you’re enjoying the longer days. Be back soon!
Update: Despite our setting a live trap with tasty weasel treats we have had no capture of the stealthy varmint. The goose seems to be healing and I am cautiously optimistic that she’ll continue to get better.