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Archive for April 10th, 2012

Which apparently means its time to hatch chicks. We’ve been fighting several of our hens for the last week to keep them from going broody. We’ve given up on a few. We have out Patridge Rock (Shirley), our Light Sussex (Priscilla), and our Splash Orpington (Fancy) currently sitting on eggs. Priscilla is on fake eggs right now, as we’ve been trying to force her into a specific box, but we plan on giving her duck eggs tomorrow. (Started April 9, 10)

We also have our 3 Seramas (Hera, Athena, and Demeter) sitting together on 9 eggs. They are the cutest things. They all sit together on the eggs so that they can get up one at a time and the others will keep the eggs warm, and I’m sure sitting on eggs can be a little tiresome, why not have your 2 best friends there with you? (Started April 1)

 

 

 

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It must be due to the rather wet winter, but the caterpillars are absolutely terrible this year. I didn’t have anywhere near this many last year. This is only my second spring at my current house, so I’m not sure if this is the norm or not. I haven’t busted out the Bt yet, I’ve just been going out several evenings a week and picking off the caterpillars after dark. We’ll see if I can keep this up 🙂

 

Tonight's Haul

 

 

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