Welcome to all the newbies I missed that last few days!! You will enjoy the company here!
Cool "contraption" Mikey
Iris is doing well so far. Her incision looks good. No swelling or redness. Her skin is back to her lavender color. She was ravenous this morning and I let her outside for a while and she was all over the back yard. What a change from a few days ago. But she still needs to stay in the house till at least Monday to heal properly.
I thought my GLW Gretchen was preparing to go broody the last 2 weeks and last night I found her in the nest box. I took her out and put her on the roost. This morning she was back in the same nest box. She was out when I got home tonight and she ate and ran the yard for a couple minutes and back to the box she went to sit on her plastic easter eggs.
She went broody last summer and that lasted forever. This time DH said that we can get her some babies or let her hatch some eggs. I marked the calendar that May 1st would make 21 days. Anyone out there going to have chicks/eggs hatch around that time that I can purchase? Please pm me what breed chicks or eggs available. Would like her to be a mama at least once. Thanks.
Getting ready to tuck this one under. She has 3 now.
Gretchen is beautiful and I am glad Iris is feeling better. If you can't find chicks or eggs closer, I have some way out here in Congress. Incubator hatchday is 4/30 or eggs anytime.
The broodies around here are getting a bit out of hand. Seems like every time I check there is another one sitting. 1 I kept shooing out of the box and tonight she is on the roost. Another I tried a distraction technique... carried her around most of the day and brought her on the porch for treats. She is also on the roost now. But, 3 others are really determined. Magenta's will hatch around the 20th, Penelope's the 25th and Ocean's the 29th. They are in pens with their flocks and all the chick scalping stories have me worried. I may have to move some breeders in with the layers to make a temp broody/mamma/chick pen.
Fuzzybird if you decide to incubate another batch (looks like you are going to win the Serama eggs and will have to!!!) give me a call and I will save some Ameraucana & EE eggs for you.