Greetings again, Hoosiers!
Just taking some time here to stop in and catch up on the thread, there's a lot here since the last time I checked in.
Currently, here in Paragon, er're raising the following poultry:
BBS LF Cochins
Gold Laced/Silver Laced/Buff Laced LF Polish
Millie Fleur and Porcelain d'Uccles
As always, looking for local sources of chicks/started/adult birds of the following:
BBS Jersey GIants
White Crested BBS LF Polish
Lavendar LF Cochins
SC or RC RIR (True)
Barred Rock (Prefereably Good Sheppard)
All Varieties Wyandottes
Crested Cream Legbars
BBS, Buff, Self-Blue Silkies
Geeze, one would think I was starting and running a hatchery, but I just really enjoy my birds. It's some the girlfriend and I enjoy together, so we're going big.
I'm in the process here of building 11 breeding pens separate of the main coop. Previously we had two smaller breeding pens to use at a time, but they've been overtaken by little ones and converted to grow out pens. The pens are being built with raised coops made from disassembled pallets. I think the measurements on the pens are 17x77 overall, divided into 17x7 pens by use of easily removable dividers. Plans are to be able to expand individual pens depending on how many birds I want breeding in the pen at the time.
Don't worry, I'm taking plenty of pictures as I go!
On top of all that, working 6 days a week, and remodeling the house... I need more hours per day!!!
Hope you all are taking care and enjoying life.
P.S. I'm looking for a local NPIP tester!!!
Hi, Glad you checked in.
I live just up the road in Mooresville. I have BBS Jersey Giants and CCLs. I am looking to cut back on my flock, so I have some available. I also have a nice big heritage RIR roo that either needs to go or go in the pot.
Did you also get some Bresse eggs too? That looks like a wyandotte mix, and I could have possibly mixed up one of those eggs with the Bresse. If it came from a blue egg, then I'm clueless how that happened. I didn't even have any black roos at the time. Did any others hatch? I'd hate to think you didn't get anything worthwhile from me. Let me know, I'm willing to make it up to you.
You must have got all of my hawks because I haven't seen any for awhile
No hawks here since early spring. But I had a heron do a low flyby this weekend, and you should have heard the alarm calls from all my birds....