Have you ever wondered about hatching chicks with a broody hen? Ok, I will admit, on the surface this seems so simple. I mean, afterall, broody hens hatched chicks for a long time before people learned to hatch chicks with incubators.
Although my sinuses might not enjoy all of the things starting to bloom, I do enjoy springtime activities. I am not a big fan of the snow. So, the warming of Spring is always welcomed. During winter, most of the outside farm activities slow down. Here are the Spring Farm Activities that we will be tackling:
1. Hatching Chicks. Springtime is when we start hatching chicks again. So, fire up your incubators, and get some eggs set. Or, you can always let a broody hen hatch chicks for you. If you don’t have the supplies to hatch your own chicks, you can always order some from our selection of chicks for sale 😉
2. Planting your garden. Hopefully you took some of the downtime in winter to plan your garden. If you are planting things like peppers and tomatoes, you should have already started the plants inside. Now, it is time to get outside and get the garden going. You’ll need to prepare the soil and then you can get to planting.
3. Playing with baby goats. This one may be one of the best spring farm activities! We usually plan for most of our goat kiddings to happen in mid to late winter. So, we have lots of baby goats running around in early Spring. They are so cute and so much fun to watch as they run and jump and play.
4. Start new projects. During the winter, we usually think up one big project that we want to work on for the year during our homestead planning. Sometimes this is expanding structures – new goat stalls,
new chicken coops or runs.
Sometimes it is learning how to do something new like making cheese Whatever project(s) you have decided on for the year, get them started!
What Spring Farm Activities do you have planned this year?