|Ronnie, our turkey hen, is so friendly!|
Quin and Xander love her.
|Look where I found a bunch of eggs!|
The new chickens are sneaky and were hiding their eggs in the hay shed.
I hope they keep laying through the winter.
Most chickens don't lay eggs unless there are at least 14 hours of daylight.
|Here is a special calendar that shows when the sun rises, when the sun sets, |
and how much daylight there is each day in November.
Are you excited for Thanksgiving vacation next week?
You will have many different types of food for Thanksgiving Dinner. The animals on our farm will have the same food they eat every day.
|This is cat food. |
You might know what cat food looks like if you have a cat.
Cats need to have the same food every day or they may get sick.
|This is wild bird food. |
We have bird feeders on our farm.
|These are alfalfa pellets. |
They are made from alfalfa hay. We feed a little bit of this to the milk goats, Chuck, and Echo. We don't feed them very much of this because we also feed them hay.
We don't feed this to the bucks (boy goats).
|These are called lay pellets.|
We feed them to the chickens and the turkeys. Lay pellets have protein, too!
Chickens need protein to stay warm and to make eggs.
Some people like to feed chickens 'mash.' It is made up of the same things that pellets are made of, but it looks like corn meal. It looks like the chick starter in the next photo, too.
We like pellets because it doesn't get wasted like the mash does. Chickens can make a mess. If their food is small it can get lost in the dirt when they peck it out of their feeder. Then it's wasted!
|Everyday we move Midnight's food because the chicken and the neighbor's kittens eat it.|
Today we put it on the top of the hay stack.
Miss E is still drinking a bottle every morning.
Her bottle doesn't look very big when I'm letting her drink from it.
|This is Quin when he was 4 years old.|
He's holding a calf bottle.
When you see a little kid holding a calf bottle, you can see how big it is!
|Here's another photo of a calf bottle on the right.|
A calf bottle holds 1/2 gallon of milk.
That's the same amount of milk that's in the middle container.
The gallon container on the left is the same size container that
you probably find in your fridge.
That container holds a whole gallon.
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!