Wow its been busy here, haven't had much time to get on line. We've been trying to get some hay put up, but have had equipment break down over and over again, plus its been so hot the hay is sparse and dry. We aren't even getting a quarter of what we normally get. We're working at it for 1 more weekend then thats it. I just hope we get enough for us, sure won't have any to sell.
All the chicks hatched this year are now out in the coop, and the oldest ones have been laying for about a month now. I kept several EEs and OEs, and am getting nice olive and lite green eggs. One of the EEs lays a pretty blue just like the pure Ameracanas do. I also kept some nice BSLs form my Black English Orp roo and Cuckoo Marans hens, and they are laying a very nice dark egg. The roos from that cross were real nice fast growing meatie birds for the freezer.
Monday when I got home from work it was 114 here, I thought I might melt as I was doing my chores. The chickens are doing great, I have sprinklers set up around my garden on timers that sprinkle over the fence in different areas for the chickens, they will sit under the water as it sprays over the fence, and when the water moves to a different area they either follow the water, or dig holes in the cool wet ground.
I've been hearing alot about thoes vacation things, and thought I would like to go on one when the weather cools some, but what do you do with your time when you don't have chickens to feed, eggs to pick up, chickens to water, eggs to pick up, dogs to let out, eggs to pick up, horses to work with, eggs to pick up, chickens to watch chase bugs, and did I say eggs to pick up.
I hear there are some bad storms comming this weekend, so everyone stay safe.