Here are some pics of my sebbies! The two original boys are not looking to me for as much attention as before. Now they have their own girls. That is okay though.
They are also very curious. Whenever we are working outside they are right there seeing what is going on in their domain. If we have guests over they honk at them until they think they have been intimidated sufficiently.
They are great eye candy for the yard and they eat less than a chicken in feed! The hen that was given to me to set on the 2 sebbie eggs lost interest and so they are both in the incubator now. They are on day 6 and when candled don't show anything yet. Since these eggs take about 30 days to hatch, they grow slower and may not show growth until later.
I found some blue and splash marans in Kingston with Wade Jean bloodlines. I bought 13 splash and 6 blue chicks last week.
On Friday I had 3 polish chicks hatch. It looks like there is 1 black, 1 blue and 1 splash.
WHITE POLISH CHICK UPDATE
My 2 white polish project chicks are getting a little older. They are getting buff colors on their wing feathers.
CUCKOO SILKIE CHICK UPDATE
The cuckoo silkie chick is as cute as a button and tiny compared to all the long-legged polish he is in with. =}
SHOW QUALITY SILKIE CHICKS UPDATE
My show quality silkies are looking really nice. They are getting really puffy cheek feathers and crests.
They kept panicking when the flash went off. The last pic caught it on film.
NEW HENS LAYING!
Today I got my first egg from my buttercup hen. I am so excited to hatch it! Also one of my silver laced polish pullets laid her first egg today as well. Spring is on it's way!
IN THE INCUBATOR
I have about 50 of my own eggs in the incubator to hatch out cuckoo marans, olive eggers, white polish, bantam frizzles, giant cochins, and white silkies from a friend. As well as the 2 sebbie eggs and 85 jumbo coturnix quail eggs. I plan to raise these quail for meat birds.
NEW BIRDS COMING
I have a friend who is going to sell me his 11 bobwhite quail. These will just be pets. I love the call the males do! Also he has offered me 4 peacocks. (2 males and 2 females) I am still thinking about these as they could be a bit much. I may also buy some of his meat rabbits. I would like to have a source of year around meat for our family that is healthy to eat. I should be getting these animals this week.
CHICKEN ROAD TRIP NEXT SAT
My friend and I are planning a road trip next Saturday to Seattle/Tacoma area to pick up some chickens, hatching eggs and a guinea pig. I am sure I will have more to tell you about after that.