Monday, August 29, 2011

First silkie chick hatched

Fancypants Johnson is sitting on five eggs -- the first one just hatched. The breeds should be brown silkies and cochin frizzles. This little guy would be a brown silkie -- it was already incubating when the breeder gave it to us. The other eggs should hatch in early September.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Two roosters rehomed

The chicks we hatched in May are now maturing and two of the roosters started crowing last week. The two pictured here (in a very roostery stare-down) were sold today to a family who wants to breed chickens that lay dark eggs. These guys are very lucky that they'll get to go live on a farm.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Five eggs set today

One of my chickens (Fancypants Johnson) is back on the nest for the third time this year, so I'm finally letting her hatch some eggs. Today we all went out to a farm where they raise bantam chickens and got 5 fertilized eggs. The chicks should hatch on around Sept. 3. The breeds are silkie and cochin frizzle, which are small, fluffy and very tame.  Do I really need more chickens? No -- I'll probably have to sell these.