Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Poultry Pics

Here's a broody hen with 18 eggs she is guarding greedily. We moved her to her own broody suite. I hope she doesn't give up on setting the eggs. It would be so much fun to have our hens start to hatch their own eggs. 

Some of our newest batch of chicks in a new chicken tractor. We are planning on selling most of them. But we'll keep a few. They are mostly Buff Orpingtons, Barred Rocks and Americaunas.

Eudora is showing us the feather stuck on her thumb. The lesson is to never eat squished up marshmellows and then gather eggs. 

The ducks. They have no leader and they need one. They are terribly sweet but skittish and can't do anything on their own. They have to do whatever the others are doing so they do very little. There is just a lot of moving in a group and snuggling as a group. If you get one separated they do their darndest to get back in a group. The chickens have a little more self confidence. Our last group of ducks didn't act this way. But one of them was their leader and they followed that duck around. These ducks just can't get their act together. 

Turkey Lurkeys. Very very dumb but hopefully very tasty.


meg said...

lol @ Eudora's culinary lesson. She is truly the most gorgeous child in the world. No offense to the other 4 you've got there, or to my 3, but Eudora takes the cake.

Saponaria said...

Aww, thanks. I wouldn't suggest telling her anything like that though. She is obsessed with pretty. LOL