Bantam

Chooks Chooks and more chooks

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The first hatching of the year is on the ground and now those chooks that we thought had been taken by dogs/foxes are running around with their own clutches. Don’t know how they survived on the ground with all the predators we’ve had lately.

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Dusted off the incubator and filled it with a weeks worth of eggs from Bantams, Frizzles, Silkies, Rhode Island Reds and some crosses to see what results we would have this year. The trouble is…

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… Jasper, our Russian Blue, thinks it is his special heat pad! This is the same cat who likes to hop into the wood fired oven and get toasty…

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Had this old wardrobe left after kids moved out and needed a place to put my incubated chicks, works well.

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With a hole saw I cut entrances to each box with heat pads in each one set on a different temperature. The first box has a lamp on a time which has now been replaced with a ceramic lamp that does not emit light and works on a thermostat.

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Missing hen we thought had been taken but had hidden herself so well the foxes/dogs missed her. Here are some of our other breeds…

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Sold the first lot the other day thru FB! Still got more laying and sitting so get your orders in…

 

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