Originally Posted by SleepyOwl
Oh, I tried letting my mama hen and her babies out with the fock. Mama and baby got pecked, and mama was still brooding I think, so I kept her locked up a few extra days till the chicks could move faster... I let them out yesterday, and all is well. Mama is defending babies just fine, being a good mama. I think she is kinda terrorizing the flock though. Lol
Congrats on the new babe in the family!
I have a very feisty silkie that brooded one clutch and fostered another last year. Normally, she keeps her distance from the large fowl, but is extremely docile with is. But when she has chicks, she goes all kung-fu on anyone she deems to close - she even puts the darn guineas in their place LOL! She's just standoffish with us, but my one daughter would laugh when bringing them a separate food dish, the little silkie would peck her shoe and swagger off! I'm glad your little mama is holding her own.
So, @duluthralphie, those foo foo breeds can pull their weight! I have found the black ones to be better at blending into the scrub than the splashes we've had, all of the splashes disappeared.
Australorps are good broodies, too, and can handle a larger clutch. But if you're going foo foo, try black silkies. I think buffs would do alright, too.
Originally Posted by I Love Layers
After a hard track practice we did a thing called shuttle runs which is where did junior high splits in half, then we race against each other.
The teams were pretty fair, and both teams put their fastest runners first.
So I went first for my team, the last person was Chris, Chris is not fast at all, and some of the kids give him a hard time about it.
After 2 rounds of playing the score was 7-7
We score by when someone wins their team gets a point.
So Chris being the last person we thought we were going to lose, if we lost we had to do 40 push ups and 40 sit ups.
But at the last moment Chris sped up a little bit and beat Jayden!!
We were all super happy but for me I was happy that Chris finally feels appreciated by some of his teammates,😊
Other then that on our way home my dad looked at me and said "I know what I forgot! I forgot to open the little chicken door."
So in other words he let the birds out the people door, closed the people door and forgot to open the chicken door up😂
So the 2 chickens inside were nice, cozy, and warm, the chickens outside were soaked unless they found somewhere to sit.
After supper I have to go on an egg hunt, I need to find about 20 eggs😐
ONLY ONE MORE DAY UNTIL I GET MY MILK COW!!!!
Congrats on the successful team run!
I am very excited for you about the cow!!! I was just offered one Friday by a friend who runs a dairy, but I don't think I have the time this season with adding sheep, bees, the rabbit colony, and the normal chicken sales with a graduation party for my eldest to top it off. I think I need to hold off one more season.
I will milk vicariously through you!
Post pics, okay?!Edited by Dandelioness - 4/18/16 at 7:57pm