Friday, March 31, 2017

Mindian Fantails ~~

Above is Asta.  
Beautiful and small mini Indian Fantail.

 Asta and her mate Theo.

Once a pair is mated, they should be able to go into
 a loft with other pigeons.
Theo however, has different ideas. 
He thinks ALL the Pigeon hens should be his.
He's adorable, but a twit.

 Getting some flight exercise.
He even bothers the bantam hens.
Heavy sigh ~~

Below Theo enjoying the snow.

Need room to raise out some of my teen 
chickens this time of year... so he had better behave.
Good thing he is small and cute.


Belgian d'Uccles and hatching eggs ~

Hatched out 8 Belgian d'Uccle chicks.

 Will either be Buff, Buff Mottled and I think one will be a Blue Millie, if it runs the same way as the past chicks. 

One was a fighter, still pipping the next day. So I helped, had wry neck so I gave it vitamins and a couple of hours... Poof!  All better.

Gave them the Mareks vaccine the next day.

Keep fingers crossed for the shipped eggs. My Postal person tossed the box over the gate. 
Marked eggs are the ones I had shipped.

Cleaned out the incubator and put in the d'Anver eggs Kristen sent me and some more d'Uccle eggs.

Also picked up 4 Splash Marans chicks from a friend.

So the top of my double deck brooder has the d'Uccles, bottom part is for the Marans. I will have to shift the Marans out in a month.... big breeds just get too large and messy to be in the house long. 


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Ice Storm ~

 Yup, we have Ice. 
Any where from 1/8 to a 1/2" depend how exposed things are.

I had to walk to the garage to get a hammer to beat the living day lights out of one of the latches so I could get into the main horse pasture.
(normally DH puts heavy duty gear grease on them, and they will work no matter how much Ice is on them)

Couldn't get into Maggie's pen, so I had to pick up and move part of the round pen to get in.

Nets are sagging in an impressive manner but still holding. I could not, knock the ice off.. stuff is very sticky.
Going to leave the poultry and pigeons in for now.

If this keeps up, we are going to loose trees. And the fruit trees in full bloom....  looks like I will not get any fruit from them this year.

Used my grippy boots I got at Cabela's all those years ago. Of course I am out of salt, so DH  will need to bring home salt, and put it on the steps tonight.

After this storm is over, will have a few hours work on just the fence.
 Leyland Murry and Cypress, not fairing well. Keeping my fingers crossed I don't loose them.

 A not happy Birch tree.

Plum tree, was full of flowers and just starting to set fruit.
 Not going to get fruit from a few of the trees because of this Ice.

 News said, its going to be like this tomorrow too.  Yea....