Originally Posted by Teila
thanks for that, I was just curious what your plans were for them and that is probably what I would be doing also.
Trying to find homes for the roosters is definitely one of the reasons I am reluctant to have another hatch for a while.
On that subject … it is official .. I am broody free
Yeah, yeah, I know, enjoy it while it lasts
Whooooooo! Yay for u!! What a rare pleasure :-) hoard those eggs! Lol
Originally Posted by MyHaven
One reason I hatch purebreds is they are far easier to find good homes for. And I try that first and have met some good chook people that way.
Yes thats very true. It is a difficult thing to do but im sure ill figure it out :-)
Originally Posted by appps
Think it's going to be a long summer. Only 36 at the moment but I've had to bring Carl in because she she wasn't looking real good. They are all mouth breathing but her the most and she seemed to have starring eyes too if that makes sense and a bit wobbly and I was misting and instead of avoiding it like normal she was actually following it round. So I've brought her into the laundry where it's much cooler and she is looking a lot better.
If this is her in 36 heat though gawd help us when summer hits. I don't think she's ever quite got back to 100% normal after being sick that time.
Poor darling, hope shes not sick, sounds like it from more recent posts tho :-( yeah the heat is ridiculous. First day of summer and we had a massive downpour and windy as all day! Lol. 39 predicted for sat-mon tho. Will def have to make some freezing room for it
Originally Posted by Fancychooklady
Poor bugger, heat stress is awful. Some electrolyte s wouldn't go astray.
We had lovely drenching rIn last night, my garden is looking very pleased with itself today.
Just finished pushing the goats down the back , as they keep breaking in to the hay paddock. Most people are saying that they are only getting half the yeild off their hay paddocks this season.
This weekend we are making a ' foaling ' yard in anticipation of our baby.
Yay! Another foal :-) how exciting!
Originally Posted by sjturner79
Last time all my hens went broody, the rooster did too, he stayed in each nest box for a few hours then moved to the next one.
My rooster seems to want chicks all the time. If there are no young ones around he'll spend a lot of time trying to convince the hens to go back to stay with the eggs, even taking food to the nests.
Awwww what a gorgeous daddy :-)
Originally Posted by tandykins
OMG it's some kid of day. My husband had gall bladder surgery yesterday and I drove about 300km today back and forth running errands and getting him from the hospital. My chickens have decided that they don't like my new nesting boxes, so I had to set up new new ones today. I was using crates as a temporary measure but they could see each other through the sides and thus pecked and yelled at each other. I picked up some 65L plastic bins and cut a door into them, setting them up where the crates were. They began immediately entering them and making them comfy - so I feel like they approve and it gives them so much more privacy.
Queenie's chicks are now a month old and she's beginning to distance herself from them a little. She's gotten them up on the roost now, which is fantastic, but I now realize that I need more roosts.
It just never ends.
Oooh, though in pleasant news, I got my new 48 egg incubator today and I'm extremely keen to give it a try. The instructions actually appear to have been written by a native English speaker (I bought it from China) but it's still VERY complicated and will take some getting used to. It's going to be -so nice- having automatic egg turners. I'm almost more excited about that than Christmas. <3 <3
I hope everyone is doing well.
Yep thats what i use for nesting boxes and theyve always done well with them :-)
Oh how exciting about the incubator!! Id be more excited about that too lol, by far!