May 12, 2014
Wow! What a crazy weekend. Went to Dinky’s Friday night for my Mother’s Day chickens and came home with 25 new chickens to add to my ever growing flock. But I say, I am done for now. These little boogers are a ton of work. I just got to come in after almost 2 hours of trying to get them all feed and comfy this morning. It was raining most of the day Saturday and of course yesterday was Mother’s day so i just finally got a chance to put up a small pen for 2 of the new chickens so they didn’t have to spend anymore time in their carrier. I don’t like to keep them pinned up to long, I like them to be able to get out and forage and stretch their wings and stuff. I also set 10 eggs in the incubator Saturday night. I am so nervous and excited about that. I have 7 of Scarlett’s eggs and 1 from my new polish cross and 1 from a bantum cross. It will be interesting to see if anything develops from those. 2 of Scarlett’s eggs that I had in my homemade incubator did have some veining so I am hoping maybe they will survive, but I’m not sure, I forgot to turn them a few times and trying to keep the temp and humidity stable in the homemade thing was difficult. I guess we will see their approx. hatch date is May 24. The others is May 30. It’s really exciting.
Now because we have so many new chickens, Nick and the boys have to make several new coops and runs. We have a group of 4, they are sexlinks I think, big beautiful birds, that Nick is building a coop for now. I actually was out there cutting and measuring boards too. I want to try and keep the different breeds separate, to make breeding easier. That way I will have some idea of what I am going to be getting. I put several pics on backyardchickens.com to find out what some might be and it looks like most of them are some sort of mixes, but I do have a full polish, old english game hen, and a roo and hen that are langshans. The others I’m not to sure about. If anything they will produce eggs.I have already gotten 5 or 6 in just 2 days. We will have to keep our fingers crossed. I did get some cute polish tophat chicks, and a necked neck chick and a few others I think are easter eggers. Unfortunatley the necked neck did not make it. I guess the other chicks didn’t like him because they pecked him to death. It was so sad because he was very cute. I didn’t realize they could be so agressive. But everyone seems to be doing good today.
Give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:20
This is Elvis, my new polish rooster.
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