Friday, April 29, 2011

My hatch didn't work out. I am going to try again. I will let you know if I ever get any to hatch. I did go to TSC the day after easter and bought some clearance chicks for .50 each. So I now have 6 babies at home. They are the red sex-links, just like the brown girls I already have. So at least that satisfies my urge a little. I still wants some baby Anconas tho. I will post some pics later...

Friday, April 15, 2011

My chicks progress so far
an empty egg when candled
This picture is from about the halfway point
The new stud on the farm needs a name any sugestions???

eggs in the incubator
my new chicks should hatch any day now

Friday, April 1, 2011

Duck eggs - They are white and green but for some reason this picture doesnt look right Mrs. Betty
The ducks
Todays chicken eggs

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Phillis and Chester
Weezy, Williminia, and Walter

My special lillies


These are my lovely Dahilias

Yes These are pictures from the summer! I know it is 20 degrees outside. I thought it would be nice to put up some warm weather pictures to remind me that winter wont last forever.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

So many things have changed around the "farm" since I last blogged. I wish I could blog all the time and tell about every little thing these crazy chickens of mine do, but unfortunately I can't. Maybe someday.

Anyhow we have 3 less chickens than the last time I blogged. Sir Crowsalot and Leilu were killed by some sort of predator. I was a little sad but not too much since Sir Crowsalot had turned out to be quite a mean rooster! I will not miss his flogging or constant crowing one bit. I can only guess that Gertrude died of an infection. She had a prolapsed oviduct (I wont give you the details- it's gross) in the fall and I thought she was cured but then she died suddenly in December.

The girls stopped laying eggs on December 1st exactly and still haven't resumed. I'm not doing the artificial lighting this year to keep them laying. I figure they deserve a little break. They are dealing with the cold Ohio weather pretty well. They enjoy eating the snow.

I also got three ducks in the spring. Their names are williminia, weezy and walter. They are pretty cute. But I don't enjoy them as much as my chickens. They are very messy little creatures. They also run from me as if i am king kong. That is my fault though because I didn't handle them enough when they were babies. Why didn't I like to pick up cute little ducklings you might ask yourself? That is because they would poop all over me every time I tried.

I also have a new basset hound named Phyllis. She is chester's new friend. They get along pretty well and they keep each other company. They are double trouble. Phillis is quite rambunctious still, she is a year younger than Chester. She does things like jump over baby gates and sit on top of tables.

I guess that is all for now, Hopefully I can add more another day.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

More chicken pictures

I don't mean to brag but... my new chicken coop has a skylight!!!
Here are the girls enjoying their new yard with their boyfriend Sir. Crowsalot

The new sleeping arrangements

A few of the girls were too scared to sleep in the new coop the first night, but now they love it!