Monday, 4 January 2016

New arrivals

Decided to ditch the Fayoumis as they are too timid sold all bar 2 of the Dorking's which made most of the money this year bought 20 legbars and now sold them for a tidy profit! now going to concentrate on Araucana's and maybe Faverolles bought 3 new houses (dog kennel's) a second hand Wendy house to convert in to a high hen house restored one of Alison's poultry arks and started to make one from scratch! Egg sales are going very well can't keep up with the demand! All in all doing better than expected. Possibly going to do I bit of showing in 2016 something that I haven't done for quite a few years now! I  Bought Alison (from a top breeder) a stunning lavender Araucana cock all the way from Dudley which a new friend brought down to Cheddar and I picked him up from there also 2 blue/Red Araucana's. Sherborne marked I got 2 black/red, 2 blue/silver duck wing and 2 silver duck wing Araucana's. Then spotted an add for a trio of cuckoo Araucana's which I picked up from Exeter services now I am only 1 of 4 people in the country with them! They are all in the workshops at the moment waiting for their new houses to arrive! 

This is the house I restored with Alison's lavender Araucana's in enjoying the extra space!

These are blue/red and blue/silvers

This is the silver duck wing

These are the cuckoos 

These are some of the big outside pens the big one still haven't finished yet it's on the to do list! With the Wendy house!

These are the legbars in the back of the car on our way home wish I bought more now! 

Some of the Faverolles 

One of the nicer hen houses which now needs a new roof on it!

Had a little dabble with Turkeys ( never again)!

The black/red Araucana's with the cuckoos just need to find a black/red cock there's one in Northampton just got to work out how to get him! 

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Second batch

I moved the chicks into the workshops tonight now have a load of very unhappy chicks! I also discovered it's not a good idea th have so many in the bath out with the bleach later!!

Monday, 9 March 2015

Second Batch

Finally the second batch has finished hatching note to self don't add eggs to your incubator with out marking them!! This is my first home bred Fayomi it's little buddy died this afternoon! 

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

The Chicks at 8 weeks.

I moved the chicks today to their out side run they are still in the house and not sure what's going on I will let them out later and see what happens! The next move will be to the big hen house! 

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Second Batch

The second batch has now finally finished hatching they started on Monday 23rd and the last one was on the 26th in the morning we had 27 in total out of 40! which wasn't too bad they are all now in the bath just waiting on 2 Fayoumis still in the incubator they have another 10 days to go. 

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Second Batch

I woke up this morning 24th to 3 very excited Doberman's and lots of chirping they have started hatching this little chap was the first I think it is a leghorn but not 100% sure!

This one is a Marane

The Chicks at 7 Weeks

They are now 7 weeks and are looking like proper chickens now in the next couple of weeks they will be moved again to the out side pen so I can clean it out the indoor house ready for the new lot of they might just go up,it Alison's! 

They no longer have their light so it's a bit darker in there.