Originally Posted by Hot2Pot
I forgot to tell you all about the miracle that happened at the sale yesterday. I didn't buy a single chicken!!! :-D
Well I bought enough for the both of us.. I came home with lets see... a BEAUTIFUL pair of Silver Laced Wyndottes.. I missed out on a rooster about 6 months ago and had been kicking myself ever since.. so when this pair came up.. and I know the seller well.. I jumped.. now I have a trio (possibly quad..gotta check the free range flock)
other purchases were two Cuckoo Maran hens, 8 barred rock hens in a big cage I am going to use as a chick brooder box (Let's face it.. bid on the brooder box..then hens were just a bonus..LOL) , one lone muscovey duck (I can never resist the onesies) and two Easter Egger hens. ooh and also bought 4 dozen eggs to finish filling the 90 egg space in the incubator..
I did sell three hens and 20 chicks.. so that was something.
Finally feeling back up to speed since my illness... and getting caught up with everything slowly. Garden beds are getting natural fertilizer (rabbit/chicken poo) added and then planting tonight when it cools off. My Coronation broody is at it again.. going to add a few other eggs to her nest this afternoon.. makes three times since January.. she hatches, raises them a few weeks.. lays about 12 more eggs and is broody again.. Lordy. Another broody is sitting on bad eggs I guess.. going to try to trick her tonight with some newly hatched chicks.. we will see how that goes. I have two other sitting strong.
19 more school days.. and counting.