Saturday, 28 March 2009

Another am i addicted???

I visted a poultry place near me and they said that eggs had to be at a temperature 0f 37c well the borrowed incubator was set at 35.6 so ooooops was tlold they might not hatch but to leave them longer and see. Soooooo i went on ebay and brought a "Forced air incubator" which is really cheap (just £21 +P&P) and people have said it works, ive pinched the picture of it for now till i get my camera it is

You can find them on ebay here....
I have put 2 "Blue lace pekins" and 2 "Lemon Pekins" in there and have made sure its so watch this space and see if i have any success ;)

Thursday, 26 March 2009

I thought I had a BROODY hen!

I thought I had a broody hen as she seem to just be on the nest all the time, so I thought hmmmm i will get her some eggs to sit on, so I ordered some fertile eggs they are"Pekin Batams" from ebay, anyway I jumped the gun far tooooo quick because apparently she wasnt broody :( so I was left with fertile eggs and no broody hen! Well my friend shaun came to the rescue with his friends incubator, The eggs went in to the incubator last thursday being the 19th, so hopefuully they will hatch by the 8th of April. Below is a pic of the eggs in the incubator.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

2 New Hens

On Friday the 13th I brought 2 new hens, we called them "Macey & Lacey". Macey is the brown one and Lacey is the Grey one. Im not sure what breed they are, I think Lacey is a "Maran" and Macey is a "Welsummer" here are a couple of pics of them....