Morning all! Glad to hear everyone is getting a good hatch! I hope this means I will. Silkie eggs are on lockdown as of last night. 13 made it so I am hoping for all 13 to finish. The waiting has begun.
Speaking of silkies, my glw hen Trouble was causing trouble yesterday with the silkies. I heard squawking and came around the corner of the house to find her picking a fight with Little Man. She is a very big girl and kicked his butt and then went after my hens. I dont know what her problem was but as head hen of this outfit, I went and kicked her butt and ran her off. She tried to sneak back again and got the same treatment. My poor rooster was hiding under the front porch for a while with the girls and he pecked me when I picked him up to put him in the coop. He calmed down after I spoke to him. Not sure what Troubles problem was but she can be mean when she wants to be. I reminded her that she is big enough for sunday dinner and she squatted for me. The tots seem to be getting along well. I have discovered that of the older ones I kept, 2 are boys. Sigh. I am hoping that I will get some nice pullets from this hatch. Watch...I will get boys because I want girls.
The rir boys are starting to vocalize more and are squabbling among themselves to determine order. They sound funny when they try to crow as it is more of a honking noise! Dh was working on the nesting boxes on their coop so everyone followed him around from inside their run as he moved around the coop and run. They are funny. They follow us like puppies whenever we are inside the coop or out around the coop and run. I find them coming inside to see what I am doing and they talk to me. Some even demand attention. My hens only talk to me. Petting is only an option if they cant get away.
Rainy and cool today. I am loving it. Sure beats the heat we had. Have a good day!