Friday, March 23, 2012

Last Hatch for Spring 2012

I've just set the last batch of eggs for the Spring of 2012, all from Virginia breeders.   In twenty one days I hope to see the eggs hatch into Silkies in white and lavender from Dylan's Silkies and Blue/Black/Splash from a hobby breeder in Summerduck, VA.  And let's not forget French Black Copper Marans sired by a Bev Davis rooster from Shady Lane Farm.

From earlier hatches I have several nice cockerels and a trio of Euskal Oliak (Basque Hens) chicks available.    You can see them, along with our bunnies, at the Powhatan Chicken swap at the Tractor Supply store on Route 60, in Powhatan.  One of the pullets is pictured below.

Until then, I hope everyone is able to enjoy the lovely (and HOT!) weather we've been having!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Saint Paddy's Day Swap

Had a great time at the Midlothian TSC Chicken swap today.   Found great homes for four of my bunnies and brought home some chickens.

Picked up some nice Delaware Peeps from Nina's Hideaway Farm.  They look great and I can't wait to see how they mature.  From Taby/Harter and Taby/Whitmore lines.

Also picked up a really cute Partridge Showgirl now named 'Vegas.'  Don't know if its a male or female, but it is really cute.

Vegas Closeup
And last, but certainly not least, a Silkie x Sussex (cockerel?) we've named 'Frankie' after Frank Sinatra (Vegas and Frankie...get it?  LOL)

Frankie (in back) and Vegas (in front)