Originally Posted by karenerwin
15 eggs today.
Tonight coming home I almost ran over a ferret! I am thinking it must have belonged to someone & then escaped. That might be what made off with the juvenile rooster a few days ago. So far the only thing I have seen on the trail cam, besides chickens, was an owl at night and some eyes in the distance.
@karenerwin you are right it looks like the Molten Houdan's seem to be just popping out for me with ease but it was also several years of hit and miss before I finally got them to hatch very well for me but even now I am getting 80% hatch rate it just came down to getting the correct breeding pair as these are some very hard chickens to purchase as adults and the shipping is quite pricy but in the long run much better then trying to hatch out the eggs as so many people are selling fertile eggs from under aged chickens thus the eggs they ship might hatch if incubated in the location where they were produced but if shipped the eggs do not travel as well as eggs that would be produced from a much more mature and well developed chicken this all something I had to learn the hard way with trial and error .
Funny I have a Ferret running around here from time to time and it is a egg thief of the night and early mornings and it really keeps the chickens roosting up high and I do believe the reason the guinea making noise at night .
This is my latest invention to keeping the little vermin out a chicken coop with all 6 sides covered with wire and no it is not finished yet but in the next week or so I should have chickens staying in it
We had a nice rainy day today so I took a day off to rest but when I finish there will be 120sq feet of space and a roof will go on top or all the chickens will parish from the sun's heat alone .
I hope to have a cage hanging on the walls for the chicks to grow up in relative safety, now if I haven't already said it I am not even half way finished yet .