Friday, December 24

Black australorps

Our latest hatch of black australorps hatched mostly yesterday. Dianne says they look like little penquins, pretty cute and chubby. We ended up with 23. They should be laying this spring!!

Friday, December 10

Homemade waterer heater

A few people have asked me how I made my heater. The first item is a utility pan 3.99 at tractor supply, then I used a scrap piece of metal or a board will do. Make sure it is a little larger than the pan. Then I used a 2 bulb lamp fixture, The one I used you can move the bulbs up and down to vary the heat so you can use it with a plastic or metal waterer, mount the fixture in the center on the bottom piece and then I used weather stripping under the edge of the pan, there is enough lip so you can use small screws to mount the top (pan) to the bottom. Chickens will peck at silicone that's why I didn't use it. The weather stripping will keep water from getting in if it is splashed or the waterer tips over.Total cost about 10.00.

Thursday, December 9

Recouping!!!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. With my wife Dianne having breast cancer and everything else going on it's been tuff!! I plan on posting more pics and stuff later. I've been recouping my coop and cages, lost a lot of birds over the summer to all kinds of predators. I'm doubling the wire and installing an electric fence and have a camera for the night time. I,m up all hours of the night anyway!! Down to 2 birds so fixing stuff is pretty easy. Got 34 black australorp eggs in the incubator now, I'll post pics when they hatch, they will hatch a little before CHRISTmas. In the process of getting other birds so I'll be up and doing good this spring for everyone who wants birds or hatching eggs!!!
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Wednesday, May 19

kittens

Stray cat had kittens in our shed, they are hid pretty well. I saw one out and got a pic before it went back and hid!!

Tuesday, May 18

Golden laced cochins

I'm very proud how our cochins are doing, about a year old now.

Cinnamon Queens

We got some cinnamon queens this year to try. We've never had any so we figured we would see how they do!! Pictured are almost 2 months old..One easter egger in the back.

Bob white quail

Our quail are now almost 4 months old now. Recently seperated them into breeder cages.

Sunday, January 31

Ice storm quail

Can,t believe our quail are hatching, even with the power going off for 3 hours yesterday!!  We got 10 so far.

Saturday, January 30

Sunday, January 10

Baby Ducks



We finally got some duck eggs to hatch. They hatched the week of CHRISTmas and hatched some chicks thanksgiving. They are all doing fine despite the cold. We have bobwhite quail in the incubator now, they should hatch at the end of the month.

Saturday, January 9

Easter Eggs

Got our first eggs from our easter egg pullet, we had two but lost one and a buff orpington to the ducks before I figured out what happening. Plan on getting more in a month or two, hope it's warmer than it is now! Hard to tell in the picture, but their light green.

Brrr!!!! COLD!!!


Had to put the ducks back in with the chickens because of the cold, which is not safe for the hens. The ducks don't use the nest,they lay their eggs right in front of the door.Quess it's cold enough to freeze an egg!!! Instead of being hot enough to fry one?
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guiena

guiena
getting big,doing fine

quail

quail
less than a day old

duck is happy

duck is happy
our duck enjoying the new grass

new grass

new grass

george,chickzilla and puff puff

george,chickzilla and puff puff
obamma in back out of site

Not yellow anymore

Not yellow anymore
duck is white now and a whole lot heavier

Duck fitting right in

Duck fitting right in

Guinea and dominiques

Guinea and dominiques

rabbit

rabbit
pic by philip

Our 2 ducks

Our 2 ducks
one is yellow the other is grey and yellow

GOT A RABBIT!!!!

GOT A RABBIT!!!!

WE GOT DUCKS!!

WE GOT DUCKS!!

Halfbreed & Obamma

Halfbreed & Obamma
chicks on the ground with thrir moms

2 golden laced cochins

2 golden laced cochins
here you can see feathered feet

buff orpington 24 days old

buff orpington 24 days old

white silkie 24 days old

white silkie 24 days old
got 3 out 5 left so far, wasp and coon got the other2

buff cochin 24 days old

buff cochin 24 days old

think they are hungry????

think they are hungry????

golden laced cochin 24 days old

golden laced cochin 24 days old

starting to eat

starting to eat
a barred rock pullet starting to eat

chicks in brooder

chicks in brooder
chicks huddled up together try to get warm

Halfbreed and obamma

Halfbreed and obamma
sitting on eggs and chicks

halfbreeds and obamma's chicks

halfbreeds and obamma's chicks
their chicks are 7 days old now

chicks in box

chicks in box

stephanie

stephanie
stephanie fixing to peck the camera

chickens on roost

chickens on roost

getting ready to go night night

getting ready to go night night
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