Country Maple Farms Shelburn MA Jim and Angel Bragdon
Mar 20, 2015

Other Happenings

Even though it is sugaring season we are also busy doing other farm related things...


Every morning when I go out to the chicken coop this one hen (and some others) always hops up on the shelf in the storage room.  They have learned that if I have treats that is where I put them until I am ready to throw them around in the coop.

Stu is in the background looking pretty curious.  This might have been the day he also hopped up on the shelf for the first time.  He then took it upon himself to plop right down.  I was amazed when I went to pick him up to put him back down that he didn't fight one bit.

As you can see in the next picture all the girls who jumped up onto the shelf are enjoying some of the sprouts we grew (There will be a blog post about that sometime in the near future).

To make a long story short we ended up getting 4 chicks this weekend from someone who had to buy 6 but can only keep 2.  Here are a few pictures of their cuteness.

They were pretty quick to figure out the nipple waterer.  We find that this is a much cleaner way for them to get their water.

 Our ducks have taken upon themselves to let themselves out of the chicken yard whenever they like.  They usually spend their time around and under the coop.  The first time they did this I had to crawl underneath the coop to get them to come out.  Since then they have learned they can come in the back door once it is opened.  Here is a short video of them hopping back into the coop.

Of course in the background you can hear the guinea hens being there normal noisy selves.  They get very excited when you go into the coop and usually start making all kinds of noises.

Over this past weekend one of the non-sugaring related chores we had to do was clean out the chicken coop.  I will spare you and not show you the yuckiness of the coop before it was cleaned.  Here is a video of the girls (and Stu) checking out the new shavings and hay.

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