Since I've last checked in, there's been all kinds of goings on. Let's summarize:
A blizzard named Nemo – Nemo came and visited us, dumping record amounts of snow on us and all of our creatures. I’ve never shoveled so much snow in my entire life. Luckily we never lost power, and we managed to ride it out with little fuss. The chickens stayed warm and snug in their coop and we stayed on top of keeping them dug out.
New Welsummer chicken – In memory of Henny Penny, I’ve been looking for a new Welsummer hen to try to take her place. If all goes as planned, I’ll be traveling to VT on Sunday to pick up a new Welsummer to round out our backyard chicken flock once again.
More chickens – The hubby has caught the chicken fever and we have decided to potentially upgrade to twelve chickens. Now begins the hunt for a bigger coop, more fencing, and best of all, deciding which breeds we’ll choose for news hens. I have my heart set on a Black Copper Maran and at least one Ameraucana.
And best of all, a CHICKEN CAM! – Ever since seeing the blog Hen Cam I’ve needed a chicken cam of my very own. I want to be able to spy on my own chickens when I’m away from home. In my frenzy, I went straight to Amazon and ordered myself a camera. This is the model I decided to test out as my “beginner cam”
It’s pretty basic and doesn’t include audio, but the hubby found it easy to set up inside our small coop and connect it to our computer network. Long story short, I can watch my chickens at work now! Yeah!
We plan to upgrade, and hopefully add an outdoor chicken cam – it’s just too much fun watching them. I’m hoping to have a feed up soon on the new Chicken Cam page I just added, and add a tutorial on setting up your own chicken cam. I’m starting to think it’s a must have for chicken fanatics 🙂