I'm going to Vegas, with my sister-in-law. The boys have strict instructions to make sure the chickens have water and food. I topped them up today so if they forget, the hens just might survive, but I don't want to come back to another dead chicken.
Incidentally, one of the chicks I got in June is a rooster. One of the Ameraucana's is a rooster, so now only one of the new ones will be a blue-egg-layer! On the up side, it is a gorgeous looking rooster, rich dark colours and beautiful shiny tail feathers. Photos to come when I get back from the trip.
Getting things ready to go. Lots of commotion here tonight and as mom would say, "It's like a Chinese laundromat here." People popping in to see dad and me, comings and goings, all hands talking at once!
As soon as I get back, gotta get the potatoes out of the ground. The stalks are dying back already. We did have a feed of beans, carrots and potatoes already though and boy are the carrots sweet!
Be back in a week!