Agreed…it’s been far too long since the last post 😉 However, we’re back at that wonderful time of year where we get the itch to hatch some baby chicks again! We had a two week period of unexpected spring-like temperatures in January so it seemed like the perfect time to have some eggs shipped. Unfortunately, …
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Finally. Finally!! The massive snow drifts are gone. Temperatures of -30 are a thing of the past. Frost is…well still happening some nights… but less and less. That’s right, Spring has finally come to the north again! The days are sunny, the temperatures are tolerable, and everything is coming into bloom. Along with the more …
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Recently, in another post, I eluded to having a quail project on the go. After doing pretty extensive research, I decided we would give raising quail a try. What initially attracted me to the birds was the claim of quail eggs being better tolerated by those with food allergies and, the biggest positive, that quail …
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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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