Chicken Update!

Hello all! I thought I would update you on the chickens. Pictured Above: Top Left—Peanut. Female Ameraucana (lays blue eggs) Top Right—No name Barred Rock. Justin‘s favorite. Male (you can see his little waddles coming in) UPDATE: Now named “Abraxus” Bottom Left—Wil Wheaten, male Wheaten. I have a female of this color as well, but Wil…

Meet the Cluster Cluck!

Hey Everyone! Well, I think we’re all done hatching! Our total count is 10 chickens! Not bad for a first attempt! The Cluster Cluck Meet our new chickens!! On the left is our first 6 that hatched. We had to cull one of them due to horrible leg issues. He had completely destroyed his hock joint…

Chicken Fiasco—Newborns

  Update: We did lose one chick. Down to 6. Hey Everyone! All the chicks are born that we’re gonna have in this batch. Out of 13 eggs, we got 7 chicks. As I mentioned in previous posts, 4 eggs were taken out due to early termination or being unfertilized. The remaining 9 came to…

Chickens — Candled Day #10

Hey Everyone! Well, I just got done candling the chicken eggs today and I thought I would share the results. I’m sure most of you heard, but I ordered 18 eggs originally and 5 were broken in shipping. I was really afraid that the rest would have been scrambled from being dropped, but that seems…

Chickens Incubating Day #8

Hello Everyone! Well, we’re on day #8 of incubation for the first set of eggs and day #2 for the new eggs. I’ll explain in a minute. We ordered 6 Rhode Island Red’s, 6 Ameraucana and 6 Plymouth Barred Rocks from Waco, Texas on Ebay. They apparently had a rough ride and poor handling because…