soaring- eagle is missing! she is black, with rainbow sparkles if she is in the sun. she is a jersey giant( not very big!). if you think you see her, Keep her safe, and comment, “got her.”. pleas find her!
Astra hatched a chick!it is white. it is a green queen- breese chicken cross. or a rusty- queenington cross. we named it a rural- queen. its name is-okay it has been weeks, and i cant think of a name for it! post in the comments what you think it’s name should be!
soaring eagle & queenington are getting pecked on by the turkeys. queenington is okay, but we had to put soaring eagle in the chick tractor! her neck has a bald spot, but she will be okay. we are making a about 100 by 100 pasture for them, so they should not do it for much longer.
Astra is broody! Astra is one of our best layers. when she stopped laying we figured out that she was broody! our breese just started laying, and we want to hatch them, so it’s perfect timing for her to be broody!
the tukeys live in the coop now! we also put them in the chicken tractor, so they are getting along with the chickens. the to Bresse roosters are pecking at them along with Astra, our Astra white chicken (you can see why we named her that!).
a couple months ago, we got breese chickens! now, they are laying eggs that are fertilized! breese chickens are meat-eaters. we got too roosters(boys), and 4 hens(girls). we also got rode island reds. my mom and dad think they are both hens, but i think they are a rooster and a hen.
today, our rooster crowed! we also put the bees in our hives! but the rooster crowing was the most exiting thing! the first time, he said “cocadoodl” without the “doo”. but putting the bees in the hives was still very fun!
our baby turkeys turned into turkey in 3-4 days:-<! on the last chick, who is
still alive, i am pointing a laser temp gun at the food — which is water, maple syrup, salt and turkey food– and the chick pecks at the food, but i have to be careful not to get laser in the chick’s eyes!
Caring for Chicks
By Anya Rushworth
|Chick food from Manna Pro|
|1″ binder clips|
- Put the aquarium where you want to keep chicks. Make sure it is a warm place in the house.
- Put the towel in the aquarium. Make sure to cover the whole bottom and not bunched up.
- Put the chick heater to the lowest setting and put it in the aquarium.
- Fill the feeder with chick feed and put it in the aquarium. Place the feeder away from the heater.
- Put the rocks around in the waterer so the chicks cannot get wet or drown.
- Fill the waterer with fresh water and put it in the aquarium closer to the heater.
- Put in chicks!
- Cover the top of the aquarium with fabric. Hold the fabric down with the clips.
- Every hour or so, you should check their feeder and waterer. If they are not full, put more in.
- When the chicks get older and can move their towels, put in wood chips instead of towels.