Pics from The Hardy Homestead

I had a vision and a way was made! Our family homestead is receiving the love and positive energy it deserves! It was truly a spiritual journey walking through that sacred land over the weekend🙏🏾

New arrival

I’m preparing the brooder for the new arrival of my baby chicks. I know I can’t replace the 3 Pullets that were killed because they were my 1st babies, that why I decided to order a different breed, stay tuned!

Unwanted predator

Sadly I’m here to report that early this morning my chicken coop was raided by an unknown and unwanted predator. Unfortunately I lost 3 hens, 1 Rhode Island Red and Barred Rock from the 1st flock and a Barred Rock from the 2nd flock. To say I’m devastated is an understatement. All indications is that the predator was a raccoon, hopefully we can catch him before he come back to cause more damage, I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

My chickens laid their 1st eggs today 🙌🏾

On Monday one of my hens was making noises like she was laying an egg, I kept checking the coop all day, no egg. Throughout the week I made sure they had plenty food and water, so I played the waiting game. So today (Saturday) I scheduled the task of cleaning their coop out and adding fresh bedding and to my surprise I found five eggs! To say I’m excited is a understatement, I am so proud of my girls, here is a pic of the five beautiful eggs. Thank you guys for riding along on this journey with me, I am forever grateful.

Both flocks are together

We have success, the older and younger flock have a positive flow inside of the chicken run..
The older flock was dominating the young ones, I was getting a little worried, they seemed to have the pecking order implemented on day #3.

Barred Rocks, Rhode Island Red, and Buff Orpington