Monday, January 10, 2011

Bad Poppet and Suki

I went down to the barn to feed horses this afternoon and look what I found. Actually, I forgot to take a picture before I put most of the hay back in the stall. They had got the stall door open and helped them selves.

"Who me? I was hungry."
Actually, I feed them a couple of blocks each every morning and then feed them food plus a block of hay each every evening. Believe me, they aren't going hungry.
The picture on the left is how I had it closed. I thought that if they tried to open it again, they would have to push the handle up. Evidently they succeeded. The picture on the left is how I closed it tonight. It is pretty hard to open since it is stuck in the corner. At least I hope this works until I get another latch to add to this.

Chili was trying to eat grass today.

It's pretty hard with ice all over the grass.

It has been icy and dreary for two days now. We got some freezing rain and a little sleet. No snow like the weathermen PROMISED.
With the weather so dark and dreary I was surprised I got as many eggs as I did. I got eight today and eight yesterday. My good little girls.


Benny and Lily said...

Good job horseys how long were you planning that one, BOL. Hey little one, we love the LSU coat
Benny & Lily

Jan said...

Don't you love matching wits with animals...and losing?

Triple J Farms said...

lol.. smart horses! congrats on the eggs.. i havent got any in a while now..

Toni aka irishlas said...

Smart, smart horses! haha Hope they enjoyed themselves.

I had to go buy eggs yesterday. Sad day indeed, but, hopefully my girls will start laying soon. I miss the eggs! It's been about 6 or so weeks since I've gotten any!

Love your new toy, btw...

LindaG said...

Hehe. Better be careful. Sounds like Poppet and Suki have been watching you. ;-)
8 eggs is fantastic! What kind of chickens do you have? Do you feed anything in particular this time of year?

Becky's Barnyard said...

Linda, I have four americanas, a barred rock, four golden sex-links, two wyandottes and the rest of the sixteen hens were hatched from eggs. And the rooster is leghorn. I think eleven or twelve are laying now.

LindaG said...

That's wonderful, Becky!

And thanks for the poultry information. We may need to look into those varieties.
I had been thinking of Marans and Orpingtons, but having chickens that will lay all winter is going to be more important.
Do you feed anything particular or have a lighted coop like I've read some people have?

Thank you again for taking time to answer my questions!

Becky's Barnyard said...

Sorry Linda, I forgot to answer the second question. I mix together, cracked corn, hen scratch and layena pellets or crumbles. The layena is the last thing they eat. That must mean it is better for them. I also have a flock block out for them.

Jennifer said...

Thats great your girls are layin so good for ya. Bad horses, lol. Hope they dont get into the hay stash anymore, lol

LindaG said...

Sounds like kids. Don't eat what's good for them.
Thanks again, Becky, for all your information!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Those are some pretty smart horses.. They just wanted an afternoon snack..
Chilli that is some funny stuff there...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie