Friday, August 19, 2011

One of these is Not like the Others...

  As you can see, the Mille Fleur D'uccle chicks have grown quite a bit in the past couple of months.  However, today when I went to feed and water, something just struck me as odd.  Can you see it?
This is actually one of two chicks that hatched last month.  Obviously too small to put in with the big chickens, he fits in quite well with these guys!  I don't think he realizes he is different than the others, and I have decided not to tell him :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

It's the Simple Joys in Life...

No matter how focused I become on life's big projects, some things always bring a smile to face no matter how many times I see or participate in them. Feeding the chickens for example:

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Nest box Give away!

All my hens are Egg-cited at the chance to win a brand new 2 hole  nest box from Hen Pals nest boxes made in the wonderful state of Georgia.  That's practically local!  Matter of fact, my girls are coming up on 5 months of age and will be needing those boxes soon!   We don't mind telling everyone how nice it would be to have one, especially since spreading the word gets us 3 more entries into the drawing.  You can check them out yourself here----->     Hen Pals Nest Boxes

Remember a while back I was dreaming about incubators?  Well I stumbled across a deal this past week and actually ended up with one very close to the one I dreamed of.  Actually, I ended up with two, the one on the right doubles as a brooder! 
Sarcastically, Jeff tabulated the amount of eggs I could hatch at one time with the 3 incubators at almost 100.  Oh how the little evil genius on my shoulder laughed with glee at the thought!  THEN, Jeff mentioned he would like to raise quail.  Oh My Quail!   Well how can I possibly refuse?!   The search begins.... 

Brinsea Incubators        Go Big Red!!