Monday, December 26, 2011

Our New Years Hatch

I have 2 ducks due on news Years Eve and 3 chicken eggs due on the 2nd of January.  I can't wait to see my 2 new ducks and 3 new chickens.  I am only keeping the buff orpingtons and nothing else.

Friday, December 23, 2011


Puff Puff

Crook Shank

Donald Duck


Freckles because of his legs

Hope, Faith, Joy

 Casey, Minnie

His belly feathers are in

New Years Resolution

Well I have a new Years Resolution list.
1.  Out of all the chickens that I hatch out I am only keeping the Buff Orpingtons, that way all I will have is Buff Orpingtons, Silkies, Blue, Black, Splash Orpingtons, and Maybe some easter eggers or Americana's.
2.  Make a pen for the silkies and Blue, black, Splash Orpintons.
3.  Hatch Turkeys out with a few chickens.
4. Loss weight, at least 10 pounds.
5.  Have a beautiful garden.
6.  Save money on raising our animals to eat.
7.  Breed the goat and sell the babies.
8.  Get the kids to the fair to show their chickens.
9.  Less fights with husband.
10.  Try and make money on selling some Muscovy ducks, chicks, Swedish ducks.
11.  Have everyone in the house eat healthier.
12.  Start saving to take a vacation, and make sure all the bills are paid up.
13.  Don't hatch anything out for 2013 until December.

I know this is a big list but I always try to get a bunch of little things done instead of a few big things.  Everyone I know has got a couple big things on their list that will be very hard for them to achieve but I guess it is their list.  At the end of 2012 I like to be able to check off most if not all the things on my list.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Guess What!!!!!!!

Well I got my shipped eggs last friday and they are actually due on the 7th of January.  I know for sure that I have 5 silkie eggs that are fertile because I can see veins and the embryo.  I am not sure about the orpington eggs or 6 of the silkie eggs I have to candle them to night and check again, and them wait until lock down to check again.  I am so excited to have silkies.  At first I wasn't but my daughter is 5 years old and the orpingtons are for my 7 year old son and for him to take to 4-H in the spring.  My daughter is going to 4- H and the silkies will be smaller so they will be easier for her to handle and my son wasn't interested in them at all.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Eggie Cited

I got my shipped eggs in today.  I received the Blue, Black, Splash Orpington eggs and she through in some Silkie eggs.  She thought they would be better for my daughter to show in 4-H if I sign them up.  I am going to sign them up but I am going to wait until Spring to sign them up.  I have to let all my ducks and Chicks and Turkey eggs to hatch out.  I will have turkey eggs March, April, and May so I have to make sure I have time to run back and forth.  I will post updated pictures tomorrow night of the eggs I got incubating and the ducks and chicks they hatched last week.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


I have 2 duck eggs due this week one the 14 and one the 19 and 2 chicken eggs due on the 17th so we have a lot coming out this week.  I also have some due every week from now until January 4th so far.   I am collecting eggs for Christmas dinner, and some to blow out for my aunt so I will only be putting a few in every week.

Friday, December 9, 2011

New Things

Well we have a goat and 2 Muscovy ducks, a male and a female.  They are really ugly but I hope that they lay eggs and I can hatch them out and sell them.  Everyone around me wants them.  The ducks don't have names but the goat was named Molly.  We have had chicks hatch out and we have had problems with visiting children and the death of a couple of chicks due to them. We have 5 ducks that have hatched out and we just had 2 more chicks come out.  The 2 blue baby ducklings in this picture will be crested which means the will have fuzz balls on their heads.