Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Clean, fixed, and Growing

Okay the incubator is cleaned and fixed and working better now.  There are a few more things I could have done different to make it better but it will work for now.  I am fixing to set some more eggs, not sure yet or not.

  We have a batch of 4-H Sunflowers growing already.  We also have some Sunflower seeds growing that have more then 1 flower bud on them.  I know this I saw them last years and the lady gave me the heads so i got the seeds.  We also have Okra and Cauliflower, and broccoli growing, fixing to start tomato.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Broody Hen first time

Well it isn't the first time we had a broody hen but it is the first time I have let one set on eggs.  I was actually taking someones advice and it did not work at all.  I was told to move the hen to a cage and keep eggs and touch them for about 2 days and then put them in there with her and she would not set.  So I did needless to say she sat.  I did put her in a cage for a week to cool down her belly but it did not seem to be doing anything.  Now she has 12 eggs she cracked one so I took it and she went to 11 eggs and the other day when I went to candle the eggs she had 12 eggs so she laid and egg after setting for 2 days and not laying an egg in a month.  I put food and water in there with her.  She gets up to eat and drink and release herself but she goes right back to the nest.  She is due to have chicks on Valentines day.

This is her the very first day

This is her on February 3, 2013
Only 10 more days to go.