Tuesday, February 24, 2009

incubating!



We have a new incubator, just received some Jersey Giant, White Orpington and Auracana eggs in the mail and are just stabilizing the temperature and humidity in the bator. Finding a place that is safe from Fuckles, has stable temperature and won't be too enticing to the kids/me to peak inside constantly has been difficult.
But we are SO excited to start our next chicken hatching adventure. In the mean time, we found this hilarious little video on Youtube...



and a site that has enlightened me to the fact that there are other people out there who are as interested in their chicken's behaviour as I am. I have noticed that although I give the girls all sorts of yummy veggies and fruit, there favourites are grapes and bananas. My girls come when I call out "Chick! Chick!" They love to dig and have forced me to pile logs and rocks against the fence after finding them wandering the neighbour's yard twice. Sara loves to have her head rubbed and closes her eyes with pleasure as you do it. Stella does not enjoy a cuddle but the other two will hunker down and lower themselves to the ground when you reach to pick them up. See?! So interesting!


Wish us and the little eggs luck! We're going to need it!

11 comments:

leigh in the sav said...

Good luck, indeed! I look forward to hearing about the progress and your success in keeping Fuckles away!

Amber said...

Good luck! It's all very exciting, I'm looking forward to updates.

Bonnie said...

Good luck!
I want chickens so badly myself, I can't wait to read your adventures!

Lizz said...

What a great blog!

I am always happy to find 'real' in this world. I feel your pain, good to share it. Thank you for writing openly and honestly. Life would be a corked bottle without it.

You are a brave, strong, loving Mama. Your children are light.

Peace and Blessings~

Kathryn said...

Look at those little green eggs! Green eggs! How wonderful! It's like the Dr. Seuss book, Green Eggs and Ham. I never knew there were actually green egss to be found! Can't wait to follow the progress.
And to Fuckles...stay away from the eggs! Not for you!!!!!

Single Parent Dad said...

I want to keep chickens, but have yet to go through with it. Concentrating on our vegetable patch cultivation this year, then I could be back for advice on the chicks next year. Good luck.

Krista said...

Great video. The ingenuity of people always delights me. Stay away bad dog. Good luck eggs.

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Robin Stewart said...

I so expect to see you at the Vancouver Island Exhibition this year. Good luck with your hatching. I want to get a few chicks, how many do you have? The kids want pets and they think a chicken is perfect...I love my kids.

robin

Patty said...

I want chickens! I hate being a city gal. Those eggs are so pretty, I can't wait to see what comes out of them.

Anonymous said...

I would love to have chickens but we have far too many racoons! They're so abundent that they run the neighbourhood during the day.

Make sure you name one of them Prissy!