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005 :: Friday on the Farm- The Birds and the Bees

I mean come on!  I couldn’t help myself.  This Friday on the Farm, we LITERALLY are dealing with birds & bees!  I see those rolling eyes... 

THE BIRDS

Today, we received our first batch of baby chicks at the store for 2019!  By the end of April we will have sold over 1,400 chicks….chickens, ducks, turkeys, and peafowl <--I’m a little behind, but I just found out what peafowl is!  PEACOCKS!

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We got these lovely ladies this morning!  I’m telling you, seeing baby chicks NEVER gets old!  These are Blue Laced Red Wyandottes. These are a special breed that is kind of hard to come by around here, and my employees and I all wanted them.  *Perks of being the store owner.*

Now with that FRESH warm feeling of baby chicks.. Let’s just take a look at my chicken coop.  

Wineinger Farms Chicken Coop

Yeah...there’s work to be done.  COME ON SPRING! Luckily, we’ll have about 4-6 weeks before they can handle any temp below 70 degrees, so I’ve got a little bit of time.  

TIPS FOR NEW BABY CHICKS

  • Make sure to get chick electrolytes for your water.  When you first get the chicks, dunk their head in the water & look for them to raise their beak to the sky so you know they got a drink.
  • Within your first day, I know this will be HARD, but handle your chicks as LITTLE as possible.  
  • TEMPERATURE is the most important thing at this first stage.  Get a thermometer or learn how to raise/lower your heating element (lamp) according to their spread in the brooder.  (If that doesn’t make ANY sense to you, message me & I explain it better!)

Hmmm…I’ve just come up with a LOVELY idea for a Beginner Crazy Chicken Lady post!

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I just get so giddy when it’s chicken season for us!!  

THE BEES

We bottled honey!  *Wineingers! Really!  The first post on your NEW site about bees is BOTTLING HONEY!*  Yeah I know...we skipped a few steps, but that’s what you get when you start a blog on a farm in February.  

Because of the cold, the honey had crystallized & was quite slow moving, but NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A BLOW DRYER! 

We ended up bottling about 43 pounds.  It just looks so pretty...sigh.

Our actual bee season will begin in late March.  I believe our new hives come the beginning of April.  We will DEFINITELY be recording that!

WineingerFarms Honey

We sell our honey as well as hive & keeper equipment at our feed store, so if you need anything, stop by.  

This is the logo we have planned...tell me what you think...

HoneyLabel_WineingerFarms

Well, have a great weekend, friend!  I must now go & clean HONEY off of every surface of my kitchen!  I lost two pairs of socks today already...

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17 Comments

  • Reply Chloe

    Found this really interesting, the baby chicks are so cute!!

    February 23, 2019 at 12:34 pm
  • Reply Crystal Moore

    I love baby chicks. I don’t live on a farm, nor have I ever,however I live in East Texas and even though I’m in town, the population is 3000. I hear the roosters and goats just down the road. I grew up in the country and had horses and a pig (I love pigs). I always consider myself a country girl and my home decor is farmhouse…chicks, pigs, sheeps,etc. I love it all. I love the simplicity of farm life.

    February 23, 2019 at 1:17 pm
    • Reply Lindsay @ Wineinger Farms

      Love it! Coming from Suburbia to this, I get excited about the littlest things. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

      February 23, 2019 at 1:46 pm
  • Reply Joyce Osiango

    They look ready cute but I guess its a lot of work to keep them warm and making sure they grow to the correct selling size

    February 23, 2019 at 1:21 pm
    • Reply Lindsay @ Wineinger Farms

      It really is! Definitely easy to forget when you see them as chicks…kind of like a puppy. 🙂

      February 23, 2019 at 1:47 pm
  • Reply Lauren | Laurel and Iron

    You are living the life I dream of! My boyfriend and I have every intention of having a mini farm someday. We started last year with a small vegetable garden and this year we are taking a step to make a larger garden. We would like to have some chickens, pigs, and possibly goats some day. I don’t know about bees though as I’m kind of afraid of them (don’t have a life-threatening allergy but have very bad local reactions to stings) but I do love honey. If we got bees, they’d be my boyfriends responsibility!

    February 23, 2019 at 2:29 pm
    • Reply Lindsay @ Wineinger Farms

      I’m sooo with you. Nathan does EVERYTHING bees. They FREAK. ME. OUT! I’m so excited for you…growing up in suburbia, this is all only a few years old to me also, but the speed & intentionality of life is EXACTLY what my family AND I needed. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      February 23, 2019 at 2:34 pm
  • Reply Amber Cairoli

    Those chicks are so super cute! It would be so hard for me to not hold them and cuddle them all day long!

    February 23, 2019 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Chantel

    I absolutely love honey! And I really like that logo, not too busy, no crazy font, and great colour palette.

    February 23, 2019 at 11:29 pm
  • Reply Fiorella

    This is the part I love the most after moving to a town, to be so connected to nature. It’s a blessing my children are able to enjoy all these beautiful experiences!

    February 23, 2019 at 11:42 pm
  • Reply Trina

    Baby chicks and honey!!! If I lived closer I would ask to come for a tour. I love farm visits and you look like you got a good thing going on. Thanks for sharing your life – I like following along.

    February 24, 2019 at 5:33 pm
  • Reply Wineinger Farms - 012 :: First Day of Spring -BLOG - Wineinger Farms

    […] FINISH BOTTLING ALL OUR HONEY! Man…have we procrastinated! (Did  you see our bottling video?!) […]

    March 20, 2019 at 10:34 pm
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