Sunday, January 22, 2012

Picture overload!

And cuteness overload! Look at my adorable babys!







I need to upload some better pictures, they have gotten so big since they hatched! And they all love there mamma!! They come when I peep at them, and they love to hide in my hair :D There so cute!!

Oh, and before I forget:
Nuggets blind eye

And nuggets Good eye.
 
Still no idea what caused it. But now I have a special needs hen! She was my first hen and I dont plan on ending her life just because she cant see from one eye. As long as I show her where the food and water is, she will be fine. My poor Nugget.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Four down one more to go! And Nugget has gone blind!

My roopert nugget baby was the first to hatch,
Second, the naked neck!
Third, the Rhode Island red!
And fourth the Australorp!
Now I am just waiting patiently for my little show girl to hatch :D
Also in other news, my poor Nugget (mother to the first hatchling) has gone blind in one eye for no apparent reason!???

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

One down, four to go!

My Roopert/Nugget egg has successfully hatched!
I have a blond chick with a little brown dot on her cute little head :D
Ill post pictures as soon as my camera decides to work ^^

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

There hatching!!!

My Roopert Nugget egg is currently hatching!!!
Ill keep everyone updated  as the night progresses!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

4 days away!!!

The excitement is building! All of the eggs apart from the one that stopped growing are getting themselves ready!! :D They are all moving and I cant wait until they hatch!!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Egg update

So I have wonderful news :D
All the eggs, except sadly one, seems to be growing appropriately!
They are all dark, and even move every now and then if you keep them really still and stare at it!!
Even my Roopert Nugget egg seems to be doing well!
I cant wait until they start to hatch in the next week!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Re-homing poor F.O.N.

My leg horn who my rooster despises, the poor thing...
Tonight, my rooster did something horrible. He chased her out of the coop, and kept her out of it until I went down and closed them in for the night.
So, I have made the decision to place her...Or at least attempt to.
She is such a good girl, but I cant keep putting her threw this!
*Sigh* so, F.O.N. will be saying good by soon T_T
I will miss the little freak...

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Poor Mr. Roopert

Well no mater what I did, poor Mr. Roopert lost almost all of the top of his comb to frost bite :(
Mental note: If you live in cold climates, knit your rooster a hat, or be prepared for frost bite to eat his poor comb...

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Gross egg update!

Apparently that really gross egg with all the blood in it is completely normal.
Its a broken blood vessel. Something that happens when the yoke is being made.
So as long as it does not happen to frequently then F.O.N. should be good :D

Egg from a horror movie!

Oh ewww!!!! I have never in my life seen something so gross!
No idea what caused this, but if I can figure it out, ill post again!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

GROWING LIKE WEEDS!!!

OMG Exciting news EXCITING NEWS!!!
Every single egg in the incubator is growing! Every single egg has blood vessels! Even my Nugget Roopert egg!! AH YAY! :D

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Crow games.

I personally LOVE the crows that come and visit the backyard. I have watched them chase off hawks that have been circling my hens and I have sent off major alarm calls when predators are in the area.
So far they have been fantastic for my birds, and so worth loosing a few berry's and veggies from the garden.
Today however, was the cutest example of crow intelligence!
They were playing with my chickens! :D
They would swoop down and land a few feet from my rooster Roopert, and then of course Roopert would chase them.
The crows would then swoop up into the air and land by my hens.
My hens would then chase them, and back up into the air they went Lol
Oh god I watched them do this for a good hour until my hens figured out they were just playing XD
It was to cute!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy new year from the flock!!


Now sit down, have a feast/glass, and enjoy the new year!!
My new year resolution is: to hatch out a Ruby/Roopert egg! :D and to tone myself to perfection so I can drop jaws at my wedding and on  my honeymoon in November.
That sounds like a reasonable resolution for a soon to be 22 year old girl :D
Happy new year everyone!!