David, hopefully I'll get my hatching act together soon. I will definitely have some marans.
So sorry for all of your with your sick kids. It sure has seemed to be an awful year for that kind of thing.
I had planned to try to do some building my my chicken trailer today. It is my Mom's birthday so we are trying to plan a last minute birthday celebration for her this evening, even if she is sick. That means I absolutely have to go shopping and do some cooking. That will probably carve three hours out of my day because to get anything I have to drive about an hour each way.
Even with tons of chicks around I still really have to resist buying up a bunch of chicks from the chick bins. I really would like to get some orpingtons this year. My daughter keeps saying she will send me eggs but it hasn't happened.
I have a total of 26 new Seramas and a few more pipped eggs now. I hatched the three larger eggs that were in the incubator too. Not sure what they are. I really didn't look very carefully.
I had to move my bigger turkey back into the bin of chicks last night cause he was hollering in the middle of the night. I guess the three turkey chicks weren't enough company for him. So this morning I moved the bigger breed chicks in with the turkey chicks and then put him back in. He is happy now.
I put the baby ducks in a bin and they've managed to get soaking wet again and are screaming cause they are cold. They will play in the water as long as there is any to play in.Duh! My lap duck was enjoying the playtime but started yelling loudly. Took him out and put him in my lap and now he is totally content! If I put this little guy on the floor he runs after me where ever I go. DH tried to get him to follow him last night and he kept running back to me. Crazy duck! I really don't need a house duck! But you can't help but love it.
I wonder why I wasn't one of those women who are all hung up about a tidy house and a tidy appearance instead of being an animal lover. I always have been one.