LOCKDOWN! That’s right! We’ve reached the lockdown incubation stage of our second set of chicken eggs. There are still 10 eggs going strong; 5 Ameraucana, 4 Silver-Laced Wyandottes and 1 Jubilee Orpington. I did a couple of things different during this incubation: Hand-turned throughout incubation – the incubator we have will only hold about 9 …
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Things are really moving along nicely with our little chicks and the second set of eggs in the incubator! Chicks “The Yellow One” has started roosting while sleeping! This is sort of a big step forward as, just a recently as a 2 days ago, both chicks would typically sleep in the area the heat …
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You’ll never guess what arrived in the mail this morning! That’s right, here we grow again 🙂 Our newest “clutch” of hatching eggs arrived so quickly and during the continued, unseasonably warm weather. In this batch we ordered 4 Buff Orpingtons, 5 Silver-Laced Wyandottes, and 3 Ameraucanas. If you’re any good at counting you’ll recognize …
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The continued, unusually warm weather meant that I was feeling brave enough to let the chicks put their tiny toes on actual ground today. The snow is receding around the house somewhat and so some patches of dirt and grass have become visible. Truly, the chicks were outside for 3 minutes, at the maximum. I …
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Birthday celebrations continue at our house – the chicks are now 1 week old! The entire family has enjoyed observing the antics of our newest and smallest members of the household and we all often stop to admire the chicks for a couple minutes every time we walk past their brooder. D&K’s Dad mentioned he …
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