Dang, AllBreeds! Got chicks? lol
Kass, my bugs are doing great! I haven't noticed any babies but they are getting bigger. I just pulled both species out yesterday and put dirt in the bottom for them. They sure seem to like it, too. Only
one of the Hissers started climbing when I was picking them up and switching them to another tub. But as soon as her feet hit the vaseline she couldn't get any further up. I just painted a super thin layer about 3" wide all the way around the top edge. That's the only time I saw one even try to climb and I'm sure it was because I was chasing them around.
Bill, it's the female of the LF Faverolles pair I got at Newcastle Jan 7th (that's losing her head hair from the roo), she was like that when I got them. I don't know but they may've been kept only with each other before I got them. Right now he's only got 3 girls with him and 2 smaller ones that he seems to leave alone. Maybe that's not enough. Sheesh, I'm running out of girls big enough though! I need some big girls for both my Cochin boys and the Fav boy. At this point they don't even have to be the same breed.
Jim, I've got the Modern pair together alone and she doesn't have a feather out of place on her whole body. That Modern boy must really treat her right. I just love him! He feeds her and feeds her when I give them treats and refuses to eat until she's had enough and walks off. Plus he doesn't make her scream yanking her feathers out, I never even see him breed her. Man, he's awesome. I have no idea how old he is but he can't be over a year.
I'm so happy!!! I got the Dark Brahma eggs AND the Lavender Ameraucana eggs I was bidding on I told NoCityBoy he could have some girls out of the Dark Brahma batch if he'd take the boys and he took me up on it :) Here's hoping it's a good hatch, I love how those birds look. I'll be looking for homes for the Lavender Ameraucana boys if any hatch, too. I'm done with getting attached to the cockerels, I'll just have to force myself to let the boys go. I think I'll be able to do it now after dealing with keeping the boys from last summer.
Carl the Surrogate Broody is hatching them for me! Thank you, Carl :)
Edited by Ksane - 2/26/12 at 7:09pm