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May 9th, 2011, 04:01 PM
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So just what does springtime on the farm look like around here? Busy! lol

The new piglet, Petunia---


The new calf, Florence. She's still on the bottle because her mom rejected her.



The aptly named Colonel and Mrs. Sanders. They are Cornish Rocks.



The quail have adjusted to being here and are now laying again. I have 13 of them, got 6 eggs today. I have Coturnix and Tennessee Reds.




I tried hatching some chicken eggs but it turned out pretty disastrous. 16 of 24 eggs made it to hatch day. It's normal for some to just not develop right. But of those last 16, 11 died right before or during the hatch because I'd had the humidity too high which caused abdominal complications. 1 more died over night the first night, again not unusual.
I'm left with 3 Ameraucana's (Easter eggers) and 1 Black Copper Marans. I've ordered some more chicks to be shipped to me in June and July instead of trying to hatch again from eggs that are shipped. However tomorrow I'll be starting up the incubator again to try some of the fresh quail eggs.
Anyhoo....3 Ameraucana chicks and 1 Black Copper Marans, plus the sequence of the first hatch, starting with the pip--










That last pic is Rucca trying to figure out just what the heck that walking fuzzball is! lol


So that's about it. It's been hectic around here with feeding birds, bottle feeding calves, yadda yadda you get the point. But I am so loving every second of this!
Hope ya enjoyed the pics!
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May 9th, 2011, 05:32 PM
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Oh wow! How cute are those little guys. And i love the pig, they are so **** adorable.
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May 10th, 2011, 02:03 PM
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Well there's never a dull moment around here that's for sure!

And thanks!
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May 11th, 2011, 12:22 AM
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too cute! I've never been a big farm person, but I've got goats and guinea hens in my future.... so we shall see how the townie, turned city girl, turning country girl will handle that.
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May 11th, 2011, 01:07 PM
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The farm where I got the quail also has guineas and I was going to get some until I heard the noises they make. I can handle chickens clucking, don't think I can handle guineas making whatever noise you'd call it....

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YouTube - A Female Guinea Fowl Call by farmingfriends.avi

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YouTube - Short Clips... Male Guinea Fowl Sounds
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May 11th, 2011, 05:36 PM
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lol yeah i know it's awful, but the amt of bugs that they eat makes them worth it. We had some appear out side my grandmother's place while I was home and we coudln't hear them until we opened the window, I couldn't believe the noise... but also couldn't believe we didn't hear them.

We're building an underground home, so they shouldn't bother me too much, but they'll keep the buggies away!
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May 12th, 2011, 03:17 PM
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An underground home? I'm intrigued.
But anyway, if you aren't bothered by the noise then by all means get them. They are pretty, and yes, yard fowl eat bugs like crazy. I just didn't want city girl trying to turn country girl to get off on the wrong foot!
What else are guineas for, I've never asked. Do you eat them, or eat the eggs? Both?
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May 12th, 2011, 10:30 PM
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My grandfather says they are fantastic for eating. I however, dont eat any game animals (I used to eat deer, but I can no longer handle the taste), so they'd be specifically for eating the bugs. Dbf says that he'd sell a couple a year if we got chicks out of eggs, and of course, you sell most of the chicks to others who want birds.



Yeah, the house is his master mind. three bedrooms, three bathrooms, full library and loft offices, huge kitchen, dual sunporches (one off kitchen, one detached from bedroom) vaulted ceilings.... he went a lil crazy in his design, but since we've discovered I'm terrified of tornados, and we'll be in wisconsin... I'm giving in and saying yes to the lil house. lol. It's probably 5+ years from being even started, but it's his dream. I said as long as I get two areas with lots of windows (kitchen and my sun room) I wont say a peep. Plus, he'll hire a maid to clean the bathrooms once a week. LOL.
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