The last batch for pullets hatched on June 11 and it was a very successful hatch. Out of 24 eggs 22 hatched, one chick died being hatched with some internal organs outside it’s body 😦 Otherwise, 21 healthy chicks.
I am now settling into my reality of having a lot of chickens to look after! I also have Welsummer, Maran and Ameraucana chicks arriving over the next month to add to my breeding flocks for next season. Fear is starting to settle in of where am I going to put all theses little lovelies. Sometimes in life we just have to let things work themselves out, and they usually always do…. At least that is what the little voices in my head are telling me 😉
I can now start to identify some/most of the Ameraucana pullets and start to organize pick-up for them to go to their new homes, happy for me as I can gain back some more space, (and promptly fill it again). I tried to take nice pictures with them, but they’d have none of it, I’ll have to get a bit more creative.
Our Ameraucana female numbers are a bit better then our OEE numbers. All in all, I will still have a lot of little Roos to fall in love with, then unfortunately have to later on decide the fates of 😦
I am currently collecting my last batch of eggs for the incubator to fill reservations for straight-run chicks.
I’ll post more pictures as summer goes on.