Mike, love the dog and the hatching eggs! We, as new owners of Icelandic chicks, are just gaga for them. I have some pictures for the day. The first is of my 'current' version of 'Rock Dwellers.' The other two are of our Icee chicks. They are running, and fluttering their wings and bounding from place to place and providing us with a lot of fun entertainment fun.
Best to all and your birds.
Nice work on the garden! I love rocks...I try to get one when I go places and I have some I got from some friends around here that found them on their property.
Your brooder is wonderful!! Looks like you put a lot of thought into it. I love the "...most wonderful time of the year" sign. I think it is....I love Spring!
I've been gone the last couple of days to see my daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren. No new chicks under the remaining three broodies....should be in the next day or two....and no new broodies....which is good since I'm running out of separation spots!
On the other end of "chick rearing", Jóka weaned her chicks today. They were four weeks old yesterday. This afternoon when I got home, she was out quite a ways from the coop with the others and the chicks were in the yard by themselves (actually, Heppni and her chicks were in the vicinity). They hung in a tight group and didn't seem to be too frantic about her not being around.
Did I tell you I think they are all cockerels? Yeah, five chicks from my friend's Icelandic flock and all cockerels...... Tonight, she was in the rafters and they were in their broody nest area. I'll leave them the coop tomorrow morning and let them out when I am home for lunch. From the look of how things went today, I think they will be fine.....now to see how long Heppni wants to mother hers. I'm pretty sure there are at least two pullets in her group. I'll have to get some new pictures of all of them....they have grow tremendously since last week!
I'm glad to see everyone enjoying their Viking chickens!!