How Busy Are You This Spring/Summer?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by BYCforlife, Mar 22, 2018.

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  1. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Free Ranging

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    Hello everybody! I just wanted to ask a random question, so I think I'm in the right category here. :D

    How busy are you this year? Any new additions to your flock/herd? :D

    I am really exited to be getting day olds again. Isn't it so much fun to have little fluff balls running around at top speed? :) I haven't completely decided yet, but I am hoping to have 80-100 chickens this year. I already ordered 50 of them, (5 being silkies!) and once my brooders are empty in around 6 weeks I'll be ordering 30-50 broilers.

    I ordered:
    25 Barred Plymouth Rock Pullets,
    20 Buff Orpintons, straight run,
    and 5 Silkies.
    I'm almost hoping there are lots of roosters included with the BO's so I can buy 25 Cuckoo Marans. We'll see. :D

    Also, we are planning to buy a Jersey cow! We haven't quite decided when, but it will be very soon. I love to do research, and we have many friends who own a milk cow who are very willing to help us learn.
    I also have a friend who knows how to make cheese, so it'll be fun to learn from them.

    I was going to order some Turkeys, but I chickened out. (pun intended. :lau)

    My biggest problem is my friend wanted to add 5 Cuckoo Marans to my order, but they're on a huge waiting list. Also, my hatchery won't mix and match things, so I can't buy, say, 20 broilers and 5 Cuckoo Marans. I would have to buy 25 Cuckoo Marans and at least 25 broilers. Now THAT would be too many layers. :D

    In the building category, we're working on finishing our 1 cow barn. The framing and sheeting/sheathing is finished, now we need a metal roof and siding. The inside will be finished with good 1 side plywood, and on the first 3 feet above the floor there will be corrugated metal panels so we can clean it easily.

    Hope everybody's year is a great one with lots of animals! :jumpy:woot
     
  2. itsasmallfarm

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    where thinking of maybe getting alpacas, depends on the weather, last year we where in a drought.

    also doing a spring beaver hunt. once the ice melts.
     
  3. CapricornFarm

    CapricornFarm Purrfect!

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    I ordered 18 juvenile quail from a BYC member. Post office killed 17 out of 18 by delaying the shipment. Shipped on Tuesday, delivered on Saturday. Horrible to see.
    But i had quail eggs in the incubator and 20 hatched, despite the fact that they were shipped!
    I raised guineas from a hatchery . Bought them mid July. Now the 14 i have left ( 4 were killed by a snake) are mostly males! The four pullets are laying, and i have 10 males! Four i put outside the hoop coop so the hens wouldn't be mobbed. I have one incubator full of guinea eggs and a bunch more saved. Beginning to think i need to build a bator!
    Planning for goats but i need to fence and seed pastures and build pens in the barn.
    Hope to build a greenhouse this summer as well!
    I would also like to raise some turkeys! And i want to breed our German Shepherd once her hips are checked properly.
    Looks like i will be busy this year! I am also raising rabbits! 20180316_225158.jpg 20180316_225114.jpg I 20180316_224820.jpg
     

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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Still waiting for spring - I think it has been cancelled this year.
     
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  5. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Free Ranging

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    I agree! It's snowing here right now. It's supposed to be sunny with puddles everywhere! :rant

    :lau
     
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  6. itsasmallfarm

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    also looking into meat rabbits :)
     
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