Thursday, March 22, 2012

Chick Time

I swore I wouldn't. 

 I really wasn't going to.

Not This Year!

Alright, here's the thing.  We culled about 5 of our ladies this year and then realized that at least 4 or 5 more are going to need to be culled next year leaving us with only a few egg layers next season.  And after the Ferdinand Fiasco (yes, I'm calling it that) we were at a loss as to what to do with poor Francesca.  She can't live alone, but I have had absolutely no luck finding her a mate. So Kaela and I made the trek out to Monroe this afternoon and purchased three banty chicks in hopes that one will be a rooster and will make a suitable mate for Francesca.  Stay tuned... We also stopped at the Bothell Feed Store and bought replacements for the hens who will be culled next season.  If we hadn't, we'd just be down the layers and short the eggs.  So, really, I didn't have a choice did I?  Besides Jesse was thrilled and thanked me (complete with hugs) throughout the evening for the chicks. It appears as though I made a good decision. 

Come On! Dang They're Cute!

1 comment: