Well, my life is calming down a lot and spring is coming up so it’s time to start refocusing my attention on this homesteading blog. Now, I know, I am no longer on a homestead, but I am working towards it again and in the meantime people are still asking me all sorts of chicken… Continue reading On Breeding Dual Purpose Sex Links
This is going to be big! Time to start a new farm! Inviting you all to come with me!
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
I am left to scramble when I find myself without a car and the chicks arriving at the PO a day early…
Having failed at hatching Beilefelder eggs and ordering Brabanter chicks we move on to check out other breeds…
Announcing the long anticipated delivery of – 16 uber chicken eggs! Those would be Beilefelder eggs to the rest of us. I also learned Beilefelder has an extra e squashed in there I hadn’t noticed before so I apologize for my continuous spelling error in referring to them! I have heard a lot about these birds… They’re huge! They… Continue reading A New Beginning!
Well, I half-way figured out why my pullets died but it doesn’t bring me much comfort. I went out last night around 5PM and everything was well. Sometime before midnight it began to rain and a thunderstorm blew over. Let me tell you this was like no other thunderstorm I’ve seen here. It was angry… Continue reading It’s been a tough week for the chickens
I am so frustrated right now… I have no idea why I keep loosing pullets but I found another one dead today. That means of five pullets I have lost three. The first I thought was scared to death by a loose dog I spotted that day, the second I felt may have been chased… Continue reading Another Sad Day – More Frustration
So I answered the ad I found for Serama chicks and I drove out there today. I found a lovely little homestead being overrun by ducks. “Yes, we hatched 140 this year and were selling them OK and then all of a sudden no one wanted them anymore and we ended up with more than… Continue reading New Serama Chicks!
So the chicks are growing up fast. They are probably three times the size they were when I got them and suffice to say the 20 gallon aquarium was getting a bit cramped. Also some of the smaller birds are lagging behind so I decided to split the group into two smaller groups, putting the… Continue reading Day 9 – Happy Chickies Moving Up in the World