Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
I like to have a lot of replacement chickens on hand to replace my losses.
We have many predators surrounding our small farm.
After all the skunks, opossums, and coyotes need to eat and they come by to check out the menu here often.
The chicks are a dukes mixture of my heavy chickens , we have several bantam chickens that Judy takes care of and I have a flock of white silkies that my mother bought me this spring.
I had wanted these unusual chicks and twice bought silkies at a sale I attend at Huntsville Ar. The first purchase chicken turned out to be a rooster and I was there at a later date and 3 went up for bid. I ran that bid up to 9 dollars each before I got them then a friend ask me , why do you want 3 silkie roosters? It is difficult to tell a young silkie rooster esp. if I failed to wear my glasses.
To make a long story short my mother took pity on me and ordered 21 baby silkies for me from Cackle hatchery.
Now I have my silkies. We think we have 3 roosters and the remainder are pullets. Only time will tell.