Aww Danz, sorry about your turkeys, I know you've been waiting on them forever. I hope you can get some more. This heat is a killer, I hope we all make it through the summer with our birds. I was looking at your brooder box & you have a Welsummer in there that looks like a pullet, pretty little thing.
I just sent 11 Ameraucana chicks with a guy from just east of me a couple of miles. He wants them to breed for olive eggers. I was glad to get them out of my utility room, that's where they all have been since last night, at least it's not 115 in there. The back wall is underground & the end of the storage room is also, so I think it helps some to insulate those rooms or they would be a lot hotter since they're not heated or cooled. Anyway, the guy said he is going to keep them in the basement for awhile, I was worried he might take them out in that heat & lose them, but he seemed to really care about them, so that makes me feel better. I have chicks hatching today, they weren't really due till tomorrow, but so far I have 3 Ameruacanas & 2 Welsummers. I have 6 more Welsummer eggs due tomorrow, I sure hope I get some pullets because I don't need any more roosters around here. If I get roos they will have to go for sure. I worry about my poor little broody hen also, & I wonder if the eggs will make it in this heat, we'll see I guess. She sure has been a trooper.
Well I'm officially really PO'd at the Postal Service. You all know that I have been trying for awhile now to get Cream Legbar eggs here & so far haven't been very successful. The first half of the batch were a total washout & then the 2nd half got left in the broiling sun. I candled them a couple days ago & only one seems to be developing out of those. The guy I'm getting them from felt sorry for me & mailed me some more eggs on Monday & they were supposed to be here yesterday. Well guess what, not only were they not here yesterday, but I found out this morning they sent them to Dodge City, yes you read that right. So I called the post office here in Winfield & told them what they were & that I would appreciate it if they would just call me when they arrive & I will come get them. I'm so upset!!! These are so expensive & of all the stupid things to happen for them to go all the way out to Dodge City in this terrible heat. The poor guy who is trying to be nice & help me out is just fit to be tied. My last eggs too extra time to get here & this time he paid extra & sent free eggs & now look what has happened. He can't believe it & neither can I. The post office said they don't think the eggs will come today. GRRRRR!!!!! What is wrong with those people that they can't route packages where they're supposed to be.
Well I need to go out & try to cool my birds off then run to the bank. I could just cry.
Oh BTW, Prairie, I love your coop!
Edited by Trish44 - 6/28/12 at 2:30pm