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Cindi
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« on: May 31, 2009, 03:28:43 PM »

The incubated babies, growing like weeds.  They will be 12 days old on Wednesday.  31 blacks and the rest golden, yellow, beige (there was 72 incubated).

I took all the blacks to the auction yesterday, got $2 a chick.  I would have liked more money, but holy smokin' cadoodalhoppers, there was whole lotta chicks for sale there.  I kept the light coloured ones and will sell them privately.  I have been selling them for $4 and have sold a fair number.  More chicks to hatch on this Sunday coming up.  About 60, am I rather crazy, there has to be a time when I just say, no more, smiling.  Beautiful days in our life.  Health.  Cindi

The blacks



The rest that are hangin' around their brooding pen



And oh, gotta show you a picture of me holding Ivan, my light brahma rooster, he is almost looking pretty much fully mature.  Although his saddle feathers will still grow more.  Boy they take a long time to mature.  He was born September 28, last, that makes him......doing math....hold on....takes a while, smiling -- right he is 8 months old now.



Ken loves our barnyard birds as much as I do.  And he thinks Ivan is just the cat's meow!!!



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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2009, 04:39:46 PM »

Cindi, it is amazing how fast those little buggers grow!  Ivan is a handsome guy! The auction close to our house is an adventure!  It's a whole different atmosphere taking you back in time.  Summer they have plants @ 1pm!  Good luck selling your little ones. I have some EE's left on Craigs list. I love them cause they are all so different!  Keep those pics coming!  J
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2009, 12:34:15 AM »

Brahma Rooster's can take 10-11 months to fully mature, the hens usually start laying at 8-9 months.  Jersey Giants take even longer, the hens don't begin laying until 10-11 months and the Roosters can be over a year old before they are fully mature.

My turkeys are going gang busters.  I have 1 Midget White (tom I think), 14 Bourbon Reds ( 4 toms, 10 hens (?)), and 2 Bronze (both hens (?)).  Along with the 6 Austrolorp hens, 6 Golden Laced Wynadott hens, and 13 Jersey Giants (12 hens, 1 Rooster) I'm going to have a lot of eggs this fall and winter.  I'm keeping the 4 Brahma hens and the Brahma/Orpington Rooster and sending the rest of my older birds to the stew pot.
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