Friday, September 30, 2011

Our poultry pets

As you might know, we are not good at raising fowl (our dogs murdered 21pullets and we had a fowl play with some broilers). But still we came home from an auction with some Buff Orpington chickens.  Since we already had supplies from our old chickens that didn't make it. In case you don't know what kind of things you need for raising chickens it includes: water (they have to drink too), chicken or poultry feed, cage or pen of some sort, food and water dishes, and heat lamps (for in the winter). Oh you will also need chickens! Now back to the chickens, the ones we got were two boys called roosters and four girls a.k.a hens.
                                                    Thats all for the chickens                                                         

 Now I'll tell you about some more of our feathered friends. I'ld like to introduce you to our ducks. We got them from the same lady we got the cows from. But I'm not sure what breed they are. We had fifteen but one of them went missing.  I  have no idea where it went. They are very low maintnence. The only things they need are water such as a pond or a lake(they love to swim). Also, they need feed which is the same kind of feed as the chickens: chicken or poultry feed. That finishes this post up. Thanks for reading.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Our cows and calf

Opie, you haven't finished your milk.  We can't put it back in the cow, you know.
~From The Andy Griffith Show

These are our Beef master cows, 

Heidi is the solid black one, she normally has twins. But this year she didn't, she had a black calf named Jessica.  Heidi is affectionate and will eat ranch cubes out of your hand.  She is fearless of people but she sometimes is bossy. 
The white faced is Opal, she is friendly and bold.  She had a calf August 23, sadly it passed away the
next morning.  She will also eat ranch cubes out of your hand.  She's has loose stubs for horns those are called floaters.  
Lacy is the light brown one, she had her calf named Helen on August 3rd 2011.  She is friendly and will eat out of your hand.  Over all she is a good cow and full of energy. 
The dark brown and white one is Crystal.  She is a little skittish but lately she has been coming closer. We are waiting on her to have her calf.  
The little dark brown calf's name is Helen her mom is Lacy.
We recently got a black and white steer, his name is Ferdinand.  He will follow you around like a big dog, but he is a little bit bossy.
It  has been a very fun to own cattle but it has been hard too.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy this post,