I love the fibro nakeds. I was thinking to cross in to Silkies to get friendly little fibro scaleless, but I really don't like vaulted skulls and would like that even less on a naked chicken so I've considered spending the money on the LF fibros, hence my interest in Svart Honas.. but I don't fancy getting flayed alive for using such rare birds for a personal project
I wouldn't recommend them to anyone with a harsh winter. Pork is lucky, they're going to be a house chicken! Even in our mild winters I wouldn't leave the coop unheated if they were out there though. They radiate heat, I imagine if they could survive it, the expense in feed to keep that furnace burning would be high, and their extremities would probably be extra prone to frostbite. Those poor little dinosaur hands wing nubbins would be lost in a trice.
Here's some better photos! Pork, Marshmallow, Tugboat, and two without a name. The last egg hasn't pipped so waiting 'til Monday, but I bet the hatch is over.
will you look at them!
@Sally Sunshine why do you feel guilty about selling your Silkies?? And what were the ducks you posted?? They are gorgeous!!!
they were my silky ducks sold them because I had to sell almost all my flock last year. most of my big brahma too. but I kept them best of my brahma so I am working on bringing them back and better, so spring I hope to have my babies back. We kept a few CCL and of course harmonyanns serama. but we sold everything when I couldnt care for them and hubs took over.
I'm back, mostly. I admit to skipping over about 900 posts. I had a super busy couple of weeks, I have a couple of clients who needs halloween props built asap, and one who never confirmed with me that he needed a fake life size severed boars head prop for his lord of the flies play, until he asked 6 DAYS BEFORE THE PLAY if it was ready?!?! crazy, got it done though (first time working with faux-fur!). so now I only need to build a viking axe and shield, and about 30 props for a giant harry potter clue game, but I can handle that.
anyways back to chickens! I candled my eggs and am down to 31 from 54, but my incubator is much happier to have only one layer of eggs in it.
I had a terrible disaster outside though, moved my youngsters to the big coop, they did fine all day- none of my older birds bothered anyone but every one of them is gone now. no idea what would take just the young birds and leave everyone else alone, lots of feathers but no bodies. so now I am panicking that these little still unhatched chicks won't be able to move outside ever :( I will have to set up the game camera and see what is terrorizing the coop at night and how on earth it is getting in the coop.
(sigh) life slows down at some point right? I feel like someone pushed fast forward but I am still in slow-mo lol
boars prop head! how cool is that!!! that sounds so cool to make! I am sick like that just saying!! ha ha ha do you have weasels or snakes? even rats? snakes? that sucks! I want to see pics of the props if you are allowed to share!!!
@Sally Sunshine , here to say HI!
Hello @sunflour whats happening? thats a perfect hello! Anything new goingon in GA lately?
Look at those colors! they are lovely! Congrats!!!