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!
The death of Rindle Ridge Farm beckons the birth of a new larger idea – and a request for help.
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
A mob of roosters terrorizes a barnyard and drives their owner nuts in the process!
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??
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.
Having failed at hatching Beilefelder eggs and ordering Brabanter chicks we move on to check out other breeds…