Penelope still hasn't laid her egg. She doesn't like to come out of the cat/dog carrier. She is eating and drinking and popping and still swollen. It is going to be 2 weeks on Saturday.
My hubby wants to build a chicken barn and tear down all we have build over the years raising chickens. That means he wants to sell off all we have and just keep my silkies. He knows how much I love my silkies He wants to restart after we get every thing built. He has in his mind a huge coop for everyone sectioned off into groups/breeds. He wants to order new chicks from the feed mill we go to. Had me looking if I had the paper from last year.. I did. I seen they had Cuckoo Marans. My Marans are my best layers right now, either 1 or 2 eggs from them a day, I have 2 of them that are 3 years old. I seen they had some Araucanas too. I think I would be able to make my own olive eggers if I get some straight run chicks. So much to do and so little time sigh. I love the darker eggs and the blue eggs.
Last year the feed mill offered in layers: Rhode Island Reds, Barred rocks, Black sex links, White Leghorn, Gold sex links. Fancy breeds: assorted bantams, Araucanas, Danish Brown Leghorns, Black Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, New Hampshire Reds, White Rock, Mottled Anconas Black or Buff Minorcas, Delawares, Naked Neck Turkens, (hubby hates the look of these lol) Black Jersey Giants, Dominiques, White Laced Red Cornish, Silver Laced Wyandottes, Light Brahmas, Cochins, and Cuckoo Marans. So many choices.
If we ever get the new coop build, I will post pictures lol. He has been talking about doing a big new coop for a while now. He did score some free metal for the roof. We were talking about using pallets to build the walls. We will have to level out the back yard, which isn't easy with all the rocks and trees. Lots of work needs to be done.