Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Borns?

I think I have some new born Bantams. Bucky's woman, China, has been sitting in her little 5 gallon bucket for the last three weeks (I think it's been that long) on about 10 to 12 eggs. This morning when I was feeding them I thought I heard some peeping from under her. But she was not going to get up for me to see. And Bucky is one mean little bloke (I used that word for you Brits :) I am anxious to see them. He's black with a light tan neck collar and so is she. I have a couple of bantam cockrels and one small hen that are about 4 months old. I thought one of the cockrels was a hen because of a small comb at the time. I am getting another hen, but Henry won't take the cockrel back. Grrr!! Maybe I can give him away. Little Chicken, who now needs a good rooster name, has finally starting trying to crow. He is so funny!! He sounds like an extremely hoarse rooster with larengitis!!

I finally got a picture of Minnie! She's camera shy. It's probably because of her weight. She loves to eat.....and it shows. She should be about 15 pounds. She did weigh 26 pounds, but has lost down to about 20 pounds. We're working on it. Now that we have moved out of that apartment she gets a little more exercise. And you have to feel bad for her when she gets in trouble, because she runs and hides. And if you yell at her (which is a very rare occasion for all the activists) she wets herself. She's my baby girl, even though I sometimes call her pork chop. LOL
I didn't really have a lot to say today, but I wanted to post anyway. Maybe China will have her chicks out this afternoon, and I can get some pics of them for tomorrow (if I wasn't imagining things ;-P) I want a catchy saying to end with, but whilst I chew on that cud, y'all have a good one!!


John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

tee hee, thanks for the "bloke" translation!
nice dog, but you know me I love dogs!

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

pshow many hens do you have?

Chicken Boys said...

Um, let's see. I have 10 black sex links, 13 white leghorns, 4 buffs, and 3 mixed bantams. I guess that makes 30 hens. I have 5 young chickens about 6 weeks, but I don't know their sex, yet. And China did hatch her eggs yesterday, but she and Bucky will not let me near them, as of now. She has not even let them out yet. Maybe another day or two. Oh, and I have 10 eggs in the incubator as of Monday, July 13.