Monday, 29 December 2014

The Chucks.

Well it was a cold one this morning 29th and a heavy hoar frost! all the drinkers are frozen solid going to have to being them inside as well as feeders if this continues! Now spent an hour thawing them out!! The chucks don't seam to mind tho! Might as well have to get some vasilene to put on Anthony's Combe to stop him from getting frost bite! 
Looking across the field. 

The hounds playing in the frozen garden!

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Chucks Playing

It was a nice morning so decided to let the Chucks out to play in the sun before it started raining then hail and finally it snowed a little!! 

The Chucks Day 10

Day 10 nothing much to report went to Alison's for Christmas and had a fab time we had roast duck for dinner which was yummie! Came home last night (26th) to the humidity alarm going off it went down to 40% soon filled it up with water and back to normal! Hopefully they will be ok! Checked on the chucks and had 5 eggs which was good! Then last night/ this morning (00.00) the alarm went off again we had a power cut again luckily not for too long and the temperature only dropped 1deg! And soon back up to normal temp! 
2 minutes to next turn!!

Saturday, 20 December 2014

The Chucks day 3

Day 3 of the incubator not much to report had to fill up the water to keep the humidity up!   

Decided to let the chucks out this afternoon for a romp around in the sun they had a great time but I had no eggs today they where having too much fun! Think I might of got to the bottom of the sneezing chicken problem it might be as simple as ammonia!! Guna remove all their bedding and see what happens!!

This is Henretta 

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Latest Project

The latest project is chickens!! just bought a incubator with Alison (her in doors)! Fired it up on Friday 12th December and after a few teething problems frightening the bergebers out of the Dob's with the alarm going off what seamed like every 5 minutes @ 04.00 Monday!! then on the 16th December the final eggs arrived after letting them settle for a wile approx 24hrs on the 17th Wednesday  loaded up the incubator with 6 Blue Laced Wyandottes, 6 Buff Laced Wyandottes, 6 French Copper Marane's, 6 Leggbar's, 6 Aracana's and 6 all sorts. 
In approx 21 days we will see what happens. 
I will keep you posted hopefully.