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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As D&K get older, we’ve come to realize that they’ve also gotten much better at traveling. When D&K were infants, the 2+ hour car rides to visit our extended family were typically screamfests – the babies’ screamfest, not mine 😉 Now however, D&K will often fall asleep, keep themselves occupied with singing or chanting, and …
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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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After traveling and a bought of sickness lately, it’s comforting to get back into the usual routines at home. In our house that means a satisfying Sunday roast. While the roast ‘beast’ changes from week to week, each dinner is thoroughly enjoyed by the entire family and signifies an end to one week and the …
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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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