Sunday, May 21, 2017
I just went to this animal where people sell, ducks, geese, goats, chickens, rabbits, ect. Last year, we walked out with the duckies shown first in... well! I have never done a post about them! LOL I'll have to do that. Anyway, this year we got some quacking Pekin ducklings (where as before we got non-quacking Maskovie ducks). Also, I bought my own 2 Bantam chickens! YAY! They are SO cute! I love bantam crows.
A little about bantams: Bantams are mostly for pets and showing. They aren't good for meat and eggs because of their small size. They are cold hardy, thankfully, and are good in small yards because, again, they are tiny! They need food and water, like all chickens, and I am giving them crumble layer feed because of their small beaks. They don't need heat lamps as adults...they can take care of themselves. I personally would check on my chickens when it's cold, but it's up to you if you would like to put up heat lamps.
I love them, and I'm trying to think of names for them, any suggestions?
at 12:59:00 PM
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Yes more chicks!
Another of our hens had gone broody, Teeny!
So, now that Cookie's chicks are like 3 weeks old, more have hatched! Also, I believe 2 other hens are also now broody... but that will be for later.
Anyway... I put 7 eggs under Teeny and all the eggs hatched! I'm so lucky to have 14(!) chicks hatched! They are really cute and I just put them outside today (I had them in the fort where my other Speckled chicks were 8D, see on the post Chicks (in December).
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at 11:59:00 AM
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Here are a bunch of funny pics of our (and some not ours) animals!
(warning, if you don't like laughing don't look at this post lol)
|I'm dreaming about ballet!|
|Come. Rub. My. TUMMY!|
|What do YOU want?|
|Cross your legs nice and tight!|
|ROAR!!! I'm TAKING A NAP!|
|I really don't like snow... (the chicken in the back)|
|Hi!!!! Like my new hat? It's all natural and recyclable!|
|Watch it lady! Stay away from my kids!|
|I wish I was a giraffe, but this will do...|
|Wait...do you live here?|
at 10:04:00 AM
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
We have a broody hen! Yay! Her name is Cookie
To tell a broody hen: she will be sitting on some eggs, and when you try to touch her, she'll peck at you, make clucking noises, and ruffle up her feathers. Also there will be a place on her chest where there is no feathers, that is kinda like an incubator, so the eggs are kept warmer.
So, since our chicken house is kind of crowded, she was getting pecked at, and she is one of the lower hens in the pecking order, AND she was sitting on all the hens favorite sitting place. So, I prepared a place where my chicks used to live :)
I went out around 9:00 PM as the chickens are sleepy, so I wouldn't disturb her as much. Then I got like 7 fertile eggs (they are fertile if you have 1 rooster per 10 hens), that were all laid on the same day (if you don't, the eggs will not all hatch on the same day, and you want them to hatch on the same day). Then I put her their with some food and water, then you can leave her for 3 weeks until the chicks! But, watch and see if the food and water is disappearing, because she will get off her nest when you aren't looking. ☺
at 1:44:00 PM