Originally Posted by BriardChickens
Wohoo, move is complete, let the hatching begin! Or whenever anyone decides to start laying again.... Ugh
Wohoo indeed! Congrats on getting ready to set your feets in deep, eh!
Well I wish your hens begin to lay but not the ones I have that are right now. Sure the chooks ARE laying a storm over here and that's a good thing (Canuck bocks ARE suppose to excel in production of WINTER eggs)...
BUTT the wild sided ones...good gack...NO! Not now thanks...cannot imagine babes zipping about (ha, some zip, more like frozen solids) in a month and a bit...
Yeh...found this aquamarine blue one all warm, inviting and yeh...why now...I get that Australia is opposite this side of the Planet for seasons but NOW...
Problem I got, sure you can incubate these AND hatch them, keep them warm and cozy INDOORS artificially but well, the Mandies scurry at impossible speeds (for old farts such as I!) and there is NO WAY I wanna be raising babies at my age in winter (jest because it is unseasonably warm right now...donna let that FOOL one...there could be a whammer of forty below and we know how THAT song goes!). I am WAY past being a volunteer Momma! Spoil them rotten as GRANDbabes...of course let the wild stocks raise their OWN broods from clutch to fully feathered out. Fill them grandbabes fulla bad foods (candy...yeh, that surely one of the major required FOOD groups...right?), filled fulla BAD moods and attitudes...that is the whole point of getting old and crusty--to live long enough to ruin other's tranquilty...get in the way and all. Meaning to life as we get on, is so you get old enough to attempt to ruin otherwise pristine family groupings.
Well I suppose though I should rejoice over the wanny one. This is Black Pearl's third time clutching...maybe Stove Pipe has finally figured out his contribution to the endeavour...I've tested out the two other clutches and more or less, she's on the game plan but he's not...clears. For a fifteen pound bird, it really does blow my mind you get a 261 gram egg every two days TWICE a year from these ones. If we could get the Aussie Blacks into more regular production than just twice a year...imagine THOSE egger omelettes we could be marketing off. How exotic is that...never mind peafowl tongues...what about swan omelettes on the menu...I might just get to fully retire besides being just TIRED from playing too much.
At 261 grams, that's 3.7 times a JUMBO egg! Never mind the traditional restauranteh three egg omelette...that be near enough a FOUR egg omelette, eh.
I am one sick pupper eh....sick sic sick!
Doggone & Chicken UP!
Tara Lee Higgins
Higgins Rat Ranch Conservation Farm, Alberta, Canada