Hey everyone!!! I've been trying to keep up with reading. I'm loving seeing all the lovely babies!!
My biggest news would be that my main rooster "Big Red" died this week, leaving a big hole to fill as far as breeding EEs. I have a couple other EE roosters that "may" be suitable but haven't been proven. They're also a different line than him. I'm hoping I find a suitable replacement from this last hatch of chicks from Big Red, hopefully in the black/blue color.
Above are the chicks from my May hatches; the broody hens, Big Red's hatch and the 3 guinea keets.
(Apparently several chicks are photo shy... )
I "weaned" all the broody babies and stuck everyone together last week.
I've been surprised and very pleased with the robust nature of the guinea keets.
I was expecting them to be kind of...frail, I guess?
They caught on to everything so quickly and were so active that they were only a few days old when I amalgamated the chicks. I wouldn't usually do that.
Two of the OEGB chicks (cockerels) were aggressive with the rest of the chicks, so I plucked them back out and gave them back to the three Silkie moms.
I hatched 3 chicks last week (eggs laid under broodies) and am hatching eggs from my blue egg laying EE right now.
Once these chicks are done, that's it for me. We're supposed to get an excessive downpour of rain tonight.
I'm hoping the power stays on...lol.
Edited by Wickedchicken6 - 5/30/16 at 10:53pm