Hi everyone! We have been so busy here, clearing and reclaiming land, getting rid of so much stuff (JUNK). Have got so much done the last few weeks with the cooler weather. Have a small mountain of scrap iron collected, DH will take it in when truck and trailer is full and price of steel is right. Going to have a huge bonfire from all the brush too! My Dad is letting us clean and clear, am so glad he is finally letting stuff go. Some things I do keep for him, like a bird bath my Gramma loved. Anything that has a memory I don't want him to lose. Bo my oberhasli buck still goes out to the fence lines with me daily but i now tether him out of reach, he is all "billy". Sugar and our baby Sophie are still staying in their "pasture" Every time I look at Sophie she is bigger, They grow so fast! If I don't pay attention to Bo when he wants it, (every 2 seconds) he lays his horns on either side of my ankle or calf and SHOVES! Down we go, and pinned to the ground til he stops He is at least 70 lbs and very bold, horns are getting huge! Bo is getting that musty billy smell too and a cute lil beard! I still just love him dearly and he knows it. Chicken wishlist..I want more barred rocks Am really thinking about partridge or white rocks too, my last 4 partridge were big, friendly and laid well. My BR Mabel lays almost everyday. She is calm and sweet and no problems. Red my GLW roo is terribly molting and looks just awful. going to cage him a few weeks. The hens are pecking his bald tail and am worried he will get infection from it, getting him blukote tomorrow. Rebel remains in JAIL and he pecked me HARD today on my arm, and drew blood! Flat out attacked me. We promptly went for a walk to the main coop, handing by his feet, and holding the base of his neck. I embarrassed him for all the flock to see! He making me nuts.Pushing my patience to the edge! Gee my gander was biting the fence, he really hates him. we walked by the goat pen, the Main pen, and back to the Jail/quarantine cages. One more week for Rebel to improve his attitude, or he will be on the menu too. Shame, he is a big beautiful boy. The longer I keep roos, the more I think once they are mature, they get mean. Tell me, I am wrong please. Funny how its just the 2 girls laying and they are in with Bruce my new BA roo. Time to reduce numbers in the main coop again, processing the extra roos this weekend. Going to process another BBW turkey too. They get more aggressive every day.8 left and SOOOO not doing them again! One of my older guinea keets flew into their pen and I had to run and save it, I just know they would have killed it.Terribly aggressive birds! My RP turkey pair are so sweet, they are just very friendly turkeys. I swapped 6 of my hens eggs for 6 Bourbon red turkey eggs and 1 has hatched so far. We tried turkey eggs and WOW they are very good, really rich like duck eggs. My oldest DD used 3 for a cake and it was very moist and rich. I am going to just order Bourbon red poults in the spring, and some mini-white poults too, from Porters. I hear very good comments about their stock. Having very poor luck with shipped turkey eggs, but the few left from my RPs almost every one hatch. Guineas are easier to hatch than chickens, just my 2 pairs I have hatched 53, sold a few so far, traded a LOT of eggs too for other birds.