We just hatched out 3 wee chicks. I know that 2 of them are cochins, but I can't figure out what this little one is! Any suggestions?
I bought 4 new layers, 1 cochin and 3 were supposed to be wyandottes that layed blue eggs. Well, I didn't know, because I have never had wyandottes before. Guess what - they are supposed to lay off-white eggs. As are the cochins.
Hmm - I have blue/green eggs (like Americaunas) (which these hens look like :-) and tan eggs. Now here is the confusing part. 1 cochin and 3 unknowns (guessing Americuanas) and I usually get 2 brownish-tan-off white eggs and 1 blue/green egg. One chicken laying 2 eggs a day and 3 chickens laying 1 egg a day? Something seems odd.
Oh, yes. Throw in one maran rooster here taking his manly liberties with my girls (imagine that!)("mama - that rooster is fighting the hens!" "uh, yup, you rotten guy - be nice!"). I think the chicks that just hatched were fertilized from where I purchased them. I think. But - from what breed of rooster? Ha! The mystery chicks of the month!
Do you know what the meaning of acrophobia is? Uh huh. Grand Canyon. Sure, kiddos - let's hike a ways down the canyon! Uh - about 20 feet into the hike, they couldn't pry me off of the wall. I just KNEW I was going to fall!
So. I am determined to relocate this durn zip-line for my girlies. In reality, it wasn't THAT far up the ladder, but this is what it looked like to me as I began my ascent. "Just DO IT, ya dummy!" And guess what? I DID it! My knees were a'wobblin' when I got down, but I DID it!
I even got it up, but I wasn't able to get it quite tight enough, so I guess I'll need a little muscle help with that when my knight in shining armor comes home!