Secondly gimmiebirdies you have got to start breeding those gray layers BC I love them and I think we can all agree that it's a color we need in our egg baskets. Start passing them out. You have to have enough to share with the class.
Thirdly I am praying for you all(and everyone's eggs) so very very much luckily most of all the storms has missed us despite us getting 2 inches of rain day before yesterday. It is however cold and extremely windy today.
Fourthly I got a new layer yesterday has to be one of my other silkie pullets so I'm very excited don't know it it was Mary Anne or Lovey though... And then there's just the one little one left that idk what gender it is. We also have gotten the two largest silver laced wyandotte eggs we've ever had yesterday and I'm dieing to put them in the incubator. I don't think they're double yolkers just some bigger eggs. Considering that the wyandottes started out laying eggs smaller than even my oegb's first eggs, which shocked me. I'm glad to see them increasing in size. I can't wait to try hatching some this spring and my silkie eggs! Also I was supposed to sell most of my silkie hatch too but honestly there's really only one I want to sell. I figured since the 17 eggs we received only cost 30 bucks we could easily regain that selling their chicks. I also have my bantam barred cochin and she is being fertized by either my red/partridge silkie roo or my white one. Would the chicks be sex linked? I know they wouldn't be silkies but it could still be very cool. I can't wait to be able to breed my little show quality black oegbs I'm also hoping to improve on my little self blue oegb but we'll see.
Our eventual plan is to be able to completely or almost completely have a self sustaining flock and also to be able to breed our own meat bird type. That's one thing I'm thinking of my silver laced wyandottes for the rooster we have is probably 16-18 lbs he's massive. It's just up to him if he lives or dies at this point. He came at me last week and I admit I had to kick him, not hard but enough to knock him back he hasn't come at me since but I still don't trust him. He'd already be gone but he's so gorgeous and he's absolutely amazing with the flock, and so gentle with the girls they barely know he's bred them. Ugh. But I'm hoping to integrate an English orp cockeral soon as I've graciously been offered one. But idk what color to get. They have black and blue and a black/lav split. My pullets could potentially carry lavender if I understand correctly as their daddy was split for it. I want to get some lavenders in the spring and then I would only need the one orp roo right? Help?! Lol