Monthly Archives: January, 2013

Spring Heavy Breed Plans

Well… people are loving the eggs and supply isn’t really meeting demand so I guess that means I got a few slots to fill this Spring! Yay! So here’s what I am going to do. First I am going to see if anyone wants the Orpingtons. They’re very large birds so they eat a LOT …

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Serama Personalities Clash

¬†Well again, none of Henny Penny’s eggs hatched. All 30+ were infertile. I have been told I might want to switch her with another rooster. Maybe Titus isn’t doing his job or is older than the hills. I am considering it but in the meanwhile Henny Penny has shown more interest in motherhood than she …

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Someday We Could All have Baby Dinosaurs…

Here’s just some silliness for today (the photo) and an old article I wrote about how it may be possible to re-engineer dinosaurs from chickens in the near future. Jurassic Chicken: The Resurrection of Dinosaurs

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Non-Lethal Predator Control

Our chicken coop is like a little Fort Knox. It locks up at night and during the day my Pit Bull Pepper often runs around making sure no one’s bothering her chickens. In the end though we live in a very predator infested area and my dog is indeed a pet so she comes in …

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It’s Alive!

https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=4761528030445&notif_t=video_processed Here is the beating heart inside an 8 day old chicken egg. Look a little to the right of the center. You’ll see a little black thing – that’s the heart – it will move.

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It’s Alive! It’s Alive!

I collected a baker’s dozen of eggs before I had to home Fredo the rooster. I put them in the incubator for two reasons. For one I felt it would be a waste of opportunity not to try this seeing as I can’t really have fully grown heavy breed roosters in my neighborhood. The second …

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For Every End there is a New Beginning

Today was a real emotional roller coaster. I had planned to get a new frizzled Serama rooster today and was all excited when I woke up this morning. I got up and went to feed everyone only to immediately notice Caesar was at the bottom of the cage lying on his back with his feet …

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Godzilla Egg, Gender Confusion, and Other Updates

First off I must say that Fredo the Dark Brahma rooster found a nice home on a farm with 70 new girlfriends. After he’s done servicing them there’s a Dark Brahma flock that wanted him as their head. He’s going to be one busy rooster! Secondly Mighty the Serama rooster found a home as well …

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Candling Photos

I figured out a way to both take photos and candle the eggs with a cell phone – borrow my boyfriend’s cell phone and use both! It worked… Here is a Serama egg that I believe is a dud. As you can see there doesn’t appear to be much in it. I guess eggs aren’t …

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Candeling Eggs Again

Well, I have to get rid of my Dark Brahma rooster as he’s started to crow – really loudly. I don’t think my neighbors would have much patience for this and I don’t want to get into trouble since I don’t believe I am zoned for roosters to begin with. In any event he’ll probably …

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