Should I buy eggs or wait it out?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by okallthis4eggs, May 25, 2012.

  1. lindz8504

    lindz8504 Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,125
    247
    198
    Jul 24, 2013
    Blue Ridge Mtns in NC
    [​IMG]it! I am leaning toward pullet for some reason. Just doesn't seem upright enough for a roo to me. But what do I know. Boo for Mylee leaving soon..... I could ship you one of mine for a week at a time and rotate! That would get you through a month! Lol;-)
     
  2. lindz8504

    lindz8504 Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,125
    247
    198
    Jul 24, 2013
    Blue Ridge Mtns in NC
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    BRs aren't the only gluttons! When I went down to close up last night, these guys had crops bigger than their heads! Hoping it is fairly warm this weekend so I can let Clarabelle and the chicks out for the first time!
     
  3. cheeka

    cheeka Shutter Bug

    5,024
    586
    336
    Jul 1, 2012
    Greeley, Colorado
    lindz, golly they are darling! they look absolutely perfect... I hope you get to let them out too, it is so much fun to watch them get their first grasses... and if Mama is lucky enough to dig up a fat grub or something juicy to share with her babies, it's the coolest!
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. lindz8504

    lindz8504 Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,125
    247
    198
    Jul 24, 2013
    Blue Ridge Mtns in NC
    Thanks cheeka! I can't wait to watch them go crazy over the "outside"!
     
  5. cheeka

    cheeka Shutter Bug

    5,024
    586
    336
    Jul 1, 2012
    Greeley, Colorado
    Wilma got a frog today, Mylee was trying to catch it... the look on her face was priceless when she asked me why Wilma ate it.
    it was yet another perfectly lovely day, not a cloud in the sky. free range time was fun, if a bit short... I'm pooped, and the gang was ready, they all came in easily or I might have let them stay out a bit longer and made a cup of coffee... I'm still digging out the dome, it's whooping me... but it's about 70% done. all the dirt I've removed has been dumped in the store bought coop to fill in the floor turned dust bath... and spread all around the outside of the dome to fill in all their bath spots there as well... it's all nice and level, so today's dirt got hauled to the garden's edge, after my last harvest, I can mulch it all in and cover it for the season... the rest got dumped at the edge of the woods. nearby enough to use, but out of the way... it will probably take me 2 more days to finish. the extra dirt in the store bought coop is essential - they dig so much they compromise their security... and now it's extra deep with super dark, nutrient rich soil that they made over this past year... the top layer is a bit dense, but underneath it's incredible... next year's garden should be insane.

    only 5 Eggs so far, and all of them blue.
     
  6. cheeka

    cheeka Shutter Bug

    5,024
    586
    336
    Jul 1, 2012
    Greeley, Colorado
    finished the day with 6 Eggs, the final egg was pink.

    [​IMG]
    there's a second stick horse stabled by the little girl, it's a dragon, which was hers to bring home to keep, a gift from Mylee... it was so cute... I have to save a pic or 2 from fb of the girls riding... and there are a couple of cute pics of the little one in the dome with me... she was afraid of the chickens, but Very Brave about exploring. I had a really good time.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Si's foot is fine, he still hasn't finished feathering in from his molt, but he's looking good and well covered
     
  7. okallthis4eggs

    okallthis4eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,242
    185
    206
    Apr 28, 2012
    Kentucky
    FOUR [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]FOUR.......Today We Laid FOUR Eggs.


     
  8. okallthis4eggs

    okallthis4eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,242
    185
    206
    Apr 28, 2012
    Kentucky
    in other news..........little BO is still not walking but is trying. Falls forward when she tries to walk. She is still in the hospital. I found Roger flat on her back inside the coop with her feet in the air. I told her to get her a.. outside and she did. She will do anything for special treatment. [​IMG]The chicks are doing great. Cheeka was right about RK Broody's feathers. The feathers are growing like crazy. I need to get pictures of her progress. I am amazed. Heard one of the boys crowing this morning. Will get pictures this weekend.
     
  9. lindz8504

    lindz8504 Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,125
    247
    198
    Jul 24, 2013
    Blue Ridge Mtns in NC
    I have been reading another guy's thread about his chicken keeping adventure.... He went through a case of Marek's early on.... Do you think it could possibly be that? [​IMG]
     
  10. okallthis4eggs

    okallthis4eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,242
    185
    206
    Apr 28, 2012
    Kentucky
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by