Saturday, February 14, 2009

BABY BIRDS AND SEED EXPERIMENT

MY BABY MEAT CHICKENS CAME IN YESTERDAY. I WAS NOT READY. I TOLD THEM WHEN I WANTED THEM DELIVERED BUT WAS EXPECTING A LETTER CONFIRMING. I GOT BUSY WITH THE TRIP TO NC AND FORGOT TO EMAIL THEM.


I GUESS THEY EMAILED ME...I DON'T REMEMBER GETTING IT. BUT ON THE WAY TO WORK ON FRIDAY MORNING I GOT A CALL FROM THE LOCAL POST OFFICE SAYING THAT MY BIRDS WERE IN. AS ANY OF YOU KNOW THERE IS NO CHOICE. YOU DROP EVERYTHING...TURN AROUND AND RUN.


I LIKE TO HAVE THE BROODER BOX NICE AND WARM FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS AHEAD OF TIME BUT DIDN'T THIS TIME. SO WHEN I GOT HOME I PUT THEM IN THE ONE WARM ROOM IN THE HOUSE....YEP HEATHERS ROOM. AT 6:30AM!!! YEP MY GIRL LOVES ME....SHE KNOWS SECRETLY THAT ONE DAY SHE WILL BE JUST LIKE ME.



I RAN OUT AND TURNED ON THE HEAT LIGHTS AND FILLED THE WATER WITH WARM WATER BUT I HAD NO FOOD YET. A QUICK CALL TO MY DAD AND HE SAID HE WOULD BRING IT OVER AFTER I LEFT FOR WORK. WATER IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING AT FIRST.



I CAME IN TO FIND MY DISSHEVELED DAUGHTER MAKING COFFEE WITH A LOOK ON HER FACE THAT TOLD ME THAT I WOULD BE PAYING FOR THIS WHEN I AM OLD. THEN I CUT THE TAPE ON THE CHICK BOX AND SHE FORGOT HOW MAD SHE WAS AT BEING UP SO EARLY. SHE TRIED TO SNEEK A BABY BIRD INTO HER ROBE BUT I CAUGHT HER.




ALL 51 BIRDS WERE ALIVE AND KICKING. AND ALL ARE BEAUTIFULLY COLORED.


SHE HELPED ME BY HOLDING THE BOX WHILE I TOOK OUT 1 AT A TIME AND DIP IT'S BEAK INTO THE WATER AND RELEASE IT. THAT TOOK A WHILE. BUT OF COURSE A COLD FRONT CAME AND I FOUND THAT IT WASN'T WARM ENOUGH. I LOST TWO THIS MORNING. I RAN TO THE LOCAL HARDWARE STORE AND GOT ANOTHER HEAT LIGHT, ALSO ADDED A RAISED BOX HEATER, AND STUFFED A BLANKET INTO A CRACK THAT WAS LETTING IN A COLD BREEZE.


REMEMBER THE WINDOW?






THAT IS A GREAT PLACE TO SIT AND WATCH THE BABIES BECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW THEY ARE BEING WATCHED. I THINK THEY ARE SPECIAL NEEDS CHICKENS. REALLY....THEY GET WILD HAIRS AND TAKE OFF IN A SPAZZ.


NEXT PROJECT......


REMEMBER THE LED GROW BOX? WELL I FINISHED IT. TOMORROW AM I WILL FILL IT WITH POTTING SOIL AND GET THE BOYS TO HELP ME SET THE SEEDS THAT I WANT TO START.






NEXT....I GOT A BURPEE GROW BOX...JUST A CHEAPIE WITH LITTLE COMPRESSED CUBES OF DIRT. I WANT TO SEE WHICH ONE WILL GROW BETTER.


AND THIRD PROJECT.......


I BOUGHT 6 BLUEBERRY BUSHES. OF COURSE AS SOON AS I GOT HOME TONIGHT IT BEGAN TO THUNDER AND LIGHTNING...SOON AFTER IT WAS POURING RAIN. THAT IS OK. TOMORROW WILL BE SOON ENOUGH.


ALSO TOMORROW....ANOTHER LOAD OF RABBIT POO IS AWAITING ME.


SPRING IS UNDER WAY. SORRY PATRICE!!!

2 comments:

Patrice Farmer said...

Tracy wow. I sure wish I hadn'tve cancelled my order because we were supposed to have baby chicks together but thats okay, eventually in life I'll get mine. Anyway, they look so cute and I love the LED grow box too. I can't wait to make mine. You're doing excellent!!!

SWEETHEARTS MOM said...

Thanks Patrice!! Yep I was looking forward to that too. I hope you get chicks soon.