Friday, August 10, 2018

Two buff orpingtons and a barnyard mix

Based on the appearance at this point, I’m pretty sure that two are buff orpingtons. The scraggly probably isn’t a buff Orpington and may be a rooster.

Uncle Joe (the white specked one)  is the only one who’s eaten out of my hand and he already has the start of a comb. For those who don’t know, in youth cockerels are much friendlier than pullets (young hens). 

We shall see. 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The chicken scare

The other day when I went to close up the coop at night, two of the chickens were missing. Mama Weasley and Black Hen. 

I hoped that they had gone into the woods because I was late closing the coop. The following morning, I let them out and the other two were nowhere to be seen. It was kind of sad watching the chicks run around without a mama protecting them!

Later in the morning I opened the garage to go feed the cats. There they were!  Boy, was Mama Weasley happy!  And the chicks!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

18 month check

This little tank is 18 months!  He’s off the charts both in weight and height. 

33.5 lbs

The kids and I spent the week at the lake with cousins and Grandma and papa. It was fun but exhausting!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Three day old chicks leaving the coop

They did it!  The ventured out of, or beneath? The coop today!

This morning...

This afternoon

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Three little chicks!

The kids, Indy, and I were at my sisters for a couple of days.  We had a blast!

And we got home to some new chicks!  How fun!  

Daughter waved at them. 

There was one extra egg in there so I decided to check it. Yep, it had developed almost completely. I wonder if Weasley has kept sitting on it, would it have lived?

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

We’ve got chicks!

Mat went to collect eggs tonight and Weasley was particularly peeved about it. She pecked at his hand. I thought maybe it was because she doesn’t know him as well as me, or else the eggs were starting to hatch. They’re starting!  

Woot woot!  Come on chickies! 

Sunday, July 8, 2018

And then there were 9

Weasley is still plenty broody. But now there are only 9 fertilized eggs. Not sure what happened to the other 3?  Were they not growing?  Did the other hens move them?  Hmmmmm