Friday, February 20, 2015

Cuddly Entertainment

The new ducklings came in yesterday!  While I was picking up my order, I saw Tractor Supply's order was in, so I just HAD to wait in town to see what they got in, but before I get into that, I have to show you my sweet new ducklings.  The black one is the Cayuga, and the other two are Khaki Campbells.  

Back to TSC chicks, I brought home five Barred Rocks and a Red that will more than likely turn out to be a run-of-the-mill Production Red, not that it's a bad thing.  I like girls that lay a lot.  They are staying with the younger girls for now, until the older duck flock goes outside to the brooder.

These guys are very docile, calm, and quiet once settled.  They aren't afraid of the hand.

The older group loves the water, of course.  They are happiest when diving in the bathtub.

Awe!  Cuddle time!  

I have two Phoenix hens.  At least one of them have become enamored with hiding her eggs, so every day is an egg hunt for me.  I have so far found an egg under the porch, in the brooder, and in the duck house, For the last week and a half, I haven't found any random eggs, so I figured she had tired of her game and started laying in the nesting box.  Yesterday, while looking for my extra heat lamp, I found an egg in the shed.  Hm...  She's back at it again.  The ducks were let out pretty early, so I went back to the duck house and saw a random little egg sitting right beside a rusty propane tank.
   When I picked it up, I noticed a few more eggs laying behind it.  Eleven eggs were found in this corner...  Thank you Phoenix!  They were all thrown out to the chickens and dogs since there was no telling how long they had been sitting there.

A New Hampshire Red and an EE were sharing a nesting box.

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