Thursday, May 27, 2010

Brooder chicks:

Cream Legbars:

Lavender araucana:

Barred Wyandotte:

Tiiny wings - little boy? :/

Thursday, May 20, 2010

We have chicks!

We have 7 chicks!!
In the brooder:
Barred Wyandotte

Lavender Araucana

2 Cream Legbars (though not sure if one on the right is a CLB)

...and under Hilary the broody:

at the back, Welsummer x Commercial meat bird
at the front, Welsummer x Maran

Lavender Pekin

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

CLB hatched!

I was just about to go out to school Leavers ball and the Cream Legbar has hatched!!
Not sure if its a girl/boy but the other has hatched (under broody) and they both look different but have the pale male dots

The Araucana has pipped pretty much all the way but isn't out yet, and nothing from the Barred Dotte yet, but it wobbled at me .. not due until today anyway

Will get photos later :)

Cream Legbars

The 2 Cream legbars ... I think they are 2 boys 'cos of the autosexing dots in top of their heads ... but not sure if the one on the right is a CLB ?!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

2 have pipped!!

2 of the eggs in the incubator have pipped! xD

The Cream Legbar and Araucana
They're not due until tomorrow, so could take a long time to hatch, but its a start! :D

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Day 18

Tis day 18 so stopped turning the eggs today :P

3 eggs left in the incy (Cream Legbar, Araucana and Barred Wyandotte) and 4 under Hilary the broody (Welsummer x Maran, Welsummer X, Cream Legbar and a Pekin)

Have set up a broody cam on Hilary - it was in the nest earlier and she pulled it under her and tried to hatch it?!
Its up high now out the way.

They're due on Wednesday :) :)

Day 18

Tis day 18 for the eggs!

Hilary's 4 are fertile and developing.

Of the others in the incy, 3 are developing - Cream Legbar, Araucana and Barred Wyandotte!

Have turned the auto-turner off in the incy and now ... we wait

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Omlet Hen Parties

Just realised I haven't blogged about it yet! :P

I've booked my first 'Hen Party' on 30th May.

Basically people come round and have a mini chicken keeping course, have a look at the eglus etc

Looking forward to it :)

Not made it

None of the chicks have hatched :(

I got rid of the eggs today - they're 3 days overdue + weren't alive.

Pretty sure its the dodgy incy's fault :|

Roll on the 19th/20th May for the next lot, and hope we have a bit more luck then!