Sunday, March 8, 2009

Need to update

Ugh, I have pics and I need to load some up here, but I just don't have time.

First off--ALL of our showgirls are roosters. Kind of dissapointed about that. The only good news is Star is a rooster, which would mean we'll have one white and one blue/splash roo so we'll have some variety. I'm thinking after the Clay County Fair we'll probably sell Lola the Showboy, as we really don't need 3 roos.

Star started acting funny today, sounds a little off. Had to lock him in our shower (he jumped out of the bathtub). Will have to go by Tractor Supply tommorow and get him some meds.

Currently we have 2 white showgirls that are 1 month old. I'm debating on selling them or keeping one of them. If anyone is interested, let me know.

We also still have the Cochin baby that is a month old. The last couple of days she has started getting in her wattles and comb, HOPING she's not a boy. If it's a boy, he'll have to go to a new home. If it's a girl we'll keep her around and she'll be our egg (for food) layer and broody momma (hopefully) for any eggs we have in the future.

OOOoh, we have quail eggs set to hatch tommorow. We originally got about 14 eggs in a trade of sorts and when I candled them all but 7 had cracks in them. So the bad ones were thrown out and the remaining 7 appear to be forming just fine. They are set to hatch tommorow from the incubator.

They are Button Quail and I had no clue that they apparantally jump about 3 feet when scared. Mind you, these things are the size of a quarter when first born! Not used to the jumping.

Supposed to be building a second coop this week for sick and injured birds as well as broody mamma hens. I'm going to make sure at least part of it has porch screening on it so the buttons can go in there. They apparantally get to breeding age in about 6 weeks, unlike the chickens that take about 5 months. So that should be interesting.

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