@Sally Sunshine update-6 CCL due the 30th.
@Sally Sunshine Ok, I'm just waiting on one more batch of eggs, have no idea where I'm going to put them....but this is what I have going.
Currently in lock down I have 6 backyard mix eggs, 6 EE eggs and 4 Blue/Buff Cochin.
Set 4/1 and 4/2 - 5 shipped silkies, 11 auto sexing EE's and 18 frizzled EE's. Set 4/9 - 15 Blue Wheaten Sulmtaler eggs. Set 4/15- 6 BC Polish, 17 BCM, and 24 Mille Fleur D'Uccle, To be set 4/18 - 13 Olive Eggers, 4 BCM, 4 CCL, and 2 Bielfelder Also to be set on 4/18 (12 or so) Blue/Buff Cochins.
Hatched 7 of 12. 2 of them did not make it. One made it a few days, we called him sleepy because he waa always falling asleep as he was eating or drinking. And the other one knly made it a few hours. With our 6 laying hens, rooster, 2 seramas, 5 hatched chicks and the 7 buff chicks we bought. We are up to 21 chickens.
congrats! did you give them electrolytes
Hi everyone! It's been a while since I dropped in. I'm almost 100 PAGES behind lol. Hope everyone is good and I didn't miss anything exciting.
It was a beautiful day here today! We were super busy all day working outside. I even got some sunburn! We borrowed my dad's truck and picked up a load of mulch. Turns out we'll have to borrow his truck again since one load was nowhere near enough. We also picked up some 6 x 8 ft fence posts from tractor supply to use for raised boxes and had 5 tons of top soil delivered. We didn't even get to that before hubby had to go to work. The chickens were quick to discover the new mulch and promptly started digging in it hmm.png I'm still waiting for them to notice the giant pile of dirt in the garden lol.
Tomorrow, we're making a trip that I really don't want to make. My Pappy has a friend that owns a chicken farm that he's just dying to take me to and show me. I guess this guy has 10,000 chickens (laying hens) supposedly free range. My aunt was there and said that they all have their beaks trimmed and have minimum coop space (not surprised). She said that I'm not going to like it. Pappy is so excited to show me but I really don't think he has any clue. It's going to be so hard not to cry but I have to try my hardest not to. Pappy isn't in the best health and has been in and out of the hospital a lot lately and I don't want to show that I'm upset over it all. Wish me luck. I'll have to report back on how it was.
ohhhh just have fun with pappy!!! I am so glad you have him to spend time with
Well we all played rock paper scissors and my mom is a sore looser and used my cna experiance against me and rigged the straw draw ..... So uh YEAH GRANDMA moved in lmao , no its a lot of change for all of us grandma is from the whole great depression era and i love her to death i really do but we have challenges that i wasnt prepared to face , in the nursing homes we dont have to deal with sorting through things and telling them they dont need to hold on everything they ever seen but it will work out sooner or later , thanks im using my sickness to stop grandma from yelling at me about packing wrong i just start crying and saying how sick i am , lol i know it wrong but right now it feels right lmao any ways i think im going to go candle my eggs
That's going to be a tough day for you for sure.
I have one internal pip with my shipped eggs. I don't know who's talking, but someone is! I decided to keep them all upright in cartons, as they have been all along. There are 6 eggs from one source (day 21) and 12 eggs from an other source (day 20). Looks like there will be some success with these shipped eggs! My GD is here this week, so she's super excited.
awwwww enjoy your GD!!! how exciting!
Oh Phil!!!!! duckies!!!
Last night we bbqed at my mother's, and made s'mores in the fire pit.
Today we are going to meet at the bagel shop (Starbucks next door! ) and most of us (six adults!) are going to take the three kids to Chuck E Cheese (it's an indoor kid's amusement restaurant, Benny) and maybe a movie while the widow and my oldest sister do errands.
enjoy the family MC!
Our 1st broody hatched 5/6 yesterday. We looked at the 6th egg- looks like died in she'll. smelled horrible. Put it in the trap and caught a coon overnight, so put to good use. We grafted 4 blue andalusians on her last night- currently appears to be successful. We are currently happy as mama ended up locked out of her nest on 2 occasions and we are unsure how long he eggs went uncovered.
our second broody is sitting on 6. Started on 7, but one broke open day 1. Another egg ended up with a small crack that was waxed. She is due to hatch next week.
oh wow good hatch rate momma hen!!!! GLAD THE COON IS GONE!!! what did you do with it?
lol dont you hate when that happens?
Congrats!!!! Moving out day is always such an enormous relief. I still need to build my growout tractor for the littles (currently about 2.5 weeks) - I still have another week or two, but I know that'll be up in no time... At least with this new brooder I built it's easier to clean frequently... And I bit the bullet and bought some peat to put in with the brooder bedding (yeah, I know, horrible for the environment, but really good brooder bedding). They are LOVING it, digging their little brains out.
ALL chickens are better with a naked neck!!!!
(He he, I said "naked'... he, he)
- Ant Farm
@Fire Ant Farm
You are hilarious!!
Oh, me, too!!!!! I was enjoying the Banti-baiting because I also found all the images ridiculously cute, but had NO desire to actually get any. Best of both worlds!
I hope you have a good day.
I have a lot of windows, so it's really hard to find anywhere dark during the day. I ended up just always candling at night, so I could control the light with a lamp.
OK, off to check the scalder and do the deed. Wish me luck.
- Ant Farm
Goooooood morning everyone! Today is Jace's birthday!
JACE!!!! bday!!! anything special planned?
DONT WASH them!!! thats all I can say!!! I never had so many early DIS in any eggs EVER!! oh and they were ancona lol the guy told husband and he failed to tell me the guy gave ancona instead!!
Mites are coming back, but I painted the inside of the coop and the roosts with a matte plastic-based paint so they can't get as hard of a hold as they did on the bare wood and I'm spraying near every day to beat them back. They aren't likely to be as bad this year as last year.
Like I mentioned, I painted the inside of the coop. It's an apple green paint, and i'll be using the same to paint the outside of the coop too. I'm going with a modified barn-style paint job, with apple green walls and white trim on the roof and corners. The roof is a black self-tarring shingle, so it'll look real nice when it's finished. Husband and I are going to be leveling it and possibly shifting the coop position in the run on Sunday or Monday.
you know I need pictures right hippie????? lol