Another very busy day here. I ended up so far with 32 chicks and 5 ducks that hatched today. DH turned the board on the new brooder box upside down and I put a small fan in the brooder to keep the air moving. I just put all those newly hatched chicks in the same box of death and I sure hope they do Ok. I guess the only way to find out is to use it.
We went to Iola with a friend and she got 22 turkens. Ugly little things. Of course I didn't have any polish to sell after my mishap but there was something about that woman I didn't care for. Rarely someone strikes me that way. It's an intuition thing but it has always proven pretty accurate. I was kind of relieved I wasn't selling her birds.
I bought some more kennel panels cause they were on sale and DH decided he wanted enough for two kennels instead of one. So I spent nearly $500 on panels. Ouch! I definitely need to sell some more birds now!!! They had one cage that had 5 meaties in it that looked at least a week old. Huge compared to their others. So I bought all 5 of them. I really didn't want to raise meaties until I had more room but these were off to a good start. I made DH promise to remind me I had to butcher them in 8 weeks or so.
Oh Hawkeye they had some polish at Orshlen's. Whi/blk, silver laced, gold laced and pure white.
I put my baby geese in the greenhouse today. Those suckers are amazing. That thing was full of 18" high weeds everywhere but in the center where I'd had plants sitting all winter. In one afternoon they had eaten the entire thing down. My yard really needs mowed since I have my ducks penned up. I'm thinking I'm going to have to build a portable pen and just move the geese from place to place every day. I put a heat lamp in there for night time. I think they'll be okay until I can throw something together for them to stay in.
Well, it's time to put my feet up. I'm beat.
Edited by chicken danz - 4/7/12 at 7:48am