Sunday, December 27, 2015

Meneries and Tinnitus !

Close, mine can vary from a little lower, to a little higher... some times it does weird tones. 
Mostly the right ear ...for now.
Its 24/7.

Why I can't handle even the most simple, every day noise... 
and loud noises are just painful..

Meneires is not deadly, but it will change your life.

Newest chicks ~

 First batch of blk chicks and the latest hatch from the 
white Ameraucana bantam hens and Belgian d'Anver roosters. 
5 black chicks in all.

Hatched only the clearest, very blue eggs.

One of the mothers.
 Excuse the dirty beard, gave them messy treats earlier.

You can get black chicks from a white parent that has a recessive white gene, and another parent that has come kind of color.
You will always end up with black chicks.

Just had two more White Quail d'Anver hatch the last couple of days..
from a different area of the property.
Different parents from the Blacks.

There is one d'Uccle in there, can see with the off color.

 These are the ones I had under the broody Welsummer hen.
But I had to take the unhatched eggs away from her, because the one egg she hatched, she killed the chick.
She has now been double banded, so I know she can't be trusted with chicks.

White Quail chicks are growing up

White Quail d'Anver chicks are growing up and getting 
their first feathers.

About half are roosters again, but I found an auction house I can take them and plan
 on doing that next month.
I really need a grow out pen for roosters... or some place I can put them until I find them homes.
Rose sitting on my lap, while I watch the chicks.
She has been very good about it.

The gawky pre teen chick stage. LOL

Bread ~

I "think" I figured out what I need to do with my bread to get it to rise like it did in the Pacific NW.
I added one small Bantam egg for the first time. 
Seemed to make a difference.
Hamburger buns, are a normal size!! Yes!!

Think I will have hamburgers for dinner tonight. 

First Blue eggs

This Cream Crested Legbar pullet, is a little dark for the standard
but she is the one that laid the first blue, blue egg.
Two small eggs at first and now her first large blue egg.
The brown egg next to the blue eggs is from a Welsummer.