Nugget, our pet emu, just absolutely loves water! So much so that if Nugget hears or sees the water hose, you better believe she's running for it, or if the kiddie pool gets filled, Nugget is in it! So today we are taking Nugget to the creek and we are going to have a blast!
Cog Hill Farm
With all the chickens we hatch here on the homestead, we are bound to get a lot of roosters because the general rule of thumb is 50 percent. That means 50 percent of the chicken eggs you hatch will be roosters. That leads you to having too many roos on your farm or homestead, and if you get too many roosters, it can cause an imbalance and chaos in your chicken yard. Luckily we have a dear friend that owns a beautiful farm, and all she has is roosters, no hens at all. Why you might ask? Well she just loves roosters, and generally if you have only roos, they will not fight because they really have no reason to fight. So today we took several roosters and also some duck drakes, because just like roosters, you can have too many male ducks, to our friend's beautiful farm to let them roam free, and be a chicken....peacefully.
We ordered 18 fertile silkie eggs a few weeks ago and only 3 of the silkie eggs hatched, and we think this is why. It has been a while since we actually bought mail ordered hatching eggs from a breeder, and we totally forgot this step when it comes to incubating eggs, and that is letting the hatching eggs rest for six to twelve hours before putting them in your incubator. You do this because the hatching eggs get shook around from being mailed and they just need to rest before and settle before going in your forced air incubator or still air incubator. And we are pretty sure us forgetting this crucial step is the main reason our silkie eggs did not hatch.