In January I wanted to bring on some more Welsummers (as I needed a good rooster) some Rhode Island Whites to make sex links out of, and some Marans for chocolate eggs which I could also cross to the legbars to make olive eggers. People seem to love getting weird colored eggs. It’s a real… Continue reading Chocolate Colored Egg Madness
When we first got into chickens I wanted Barnevelders. They’re a Dutch breed and they laid big dark eggs and had a pretty lacing pattern. I had bought some eggs and they were some of the first birds I hatched — but they died of Marek’s not long after that. This was on the old… Continue reading The Long Wait for Barnevelders
I wanted some pretty egg laying machines to add to my laying flock after eating egg sales started to surpass expectation. To keep up with demand I needed something stellar – I needed some leghorns. The thing is I don’t really like leghorns. They’re usually all white birds who do well in heat but not… Continue reading The Mille Fleur Leghorn Search & Result
Well, we will be setting everyone up in breeding pens this weekend if all goes right which means in a few weeks we will be collecting eggs for hatching of the following breeds: Gold Brabanter Silver Gray Dorking Heritage Rhode Island Red (Rose-Comb) Silver Penciled Rocks Cream Legbars Seramas (frizzled and smooth) Experimental Sex-Links (RIR… Continue reading Plans for Spring Hatching
When a white chick hatches out of a batch of Cream Legbars mass confusion follows…
We are about to go through our last wave of culling and take only the best of the roosters to breed. Which 3 will make the cut??
Two new members of our flock hatched today and they’re cute as buttons!
Deciding who gets to breed the next generation and who gets to be sold to mixed laying flocks to be pets…
We’re now witnessing the personalities emmurge from each of these breeds: Gold Brabanter, Welsummers, Silver Gray Dorkings, and White Laced Red Cornish
A photo heavy update all about moving our chicks from our in-house brooder to the barn. Also a PVC pipe feeder we built.