|Posted by silverpulletpoultry on December 3, 2011 at 1:25 PM||comments (8)|
Things are quiet on the homefront, not showing much at the moment due ot work and the need for a vacation on occasion. Planning on doing our local club show nex tyear in June, and nothing else scheduled. All the birds I currently have are keepers and nothing new is available except for what is posted on the sale page.
I am selling out of the Dutch bantams, as I really do not show them any longer, they just do not do well out here in the shows we have. I need the coop space for the Guine...Read Full Post »
|Posted by silverpulletpoultry on August 6, 2011 at 5:50 PM||comments (1)|
Its been almost a year since y last entry, and that is all to blame on facebook, which is where I spend most of my time.
Hatching did not go too well this year, fighting mites int he pens and on valuable roosters, making them not want to breed. Then combining that with many broodies and hotter than normal temps, its been a wild year. Hatched many black/blues this year, mostly going to be black, and several buff. Sold off about 10-15 black and buff hens that were older, as well as older ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by silverpulletpoultry on November 18, 2010 at 5:36 PM||comments (0)|
The year is close to getting over and the holidays are upon us. Joy, joy.....
The show I attended in October was very nice, and we did quite well, and would have had another starred win if only there had been more featherlegs! We were so close with 91 entered.
Had sold a white hen at the show, and had a white hen die a few days later. Thats the way it is, thats why we keep keeping young stock to replace the old. Just this week, weather took a sudden drop in Temp, and ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by silverpulletpoultry on September 13, 2010 at 5:50 PM||comments (2)|
Well, had a white cockerel sold, but, he decided to get into a fight and must have gotten a good conk on the noggin as for about 24 hrs he was showing serious signs of brain issues. After a few days, he appears right as rain and seems to be enjoying life with about 25 hens, even though he has no idea what to do with them all yet!!! He is such a pretty boy,. I hope I find him a home. Was going to seperate more birds to condition but frankly, seeing I am not attending MN show due to their "requ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by silverpulletpoultry on September 10, 2010 at 11:19 AM||comments (0)|
Why is it always the good ones that die? Had a really nice white cockerel sold, and what happens? Somehow, he must have started a fight or gotten into one as he HAD to have bonked his head or someone way laid him and now he has brain damage. It is ALWAYS the best ones too.
Finally got through one read of the new Genetics of Chicken Colours book, great read, fabulous pictures, as I know, there is only4 copies left with Jerry the Serama guy in LA. Very worth the price.
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|Posted by silverpulletpoultry on September 9, 2010 at 12:42 PM||comments (2)|
I am so annoyed, I almost dated my blog as 2009....... Geez. I cannot believe what the Dept of Ag does to the poultry shows around the country.
I am NOT going to MN, instead will be hanging around the house I guess and putting in the new flooring that needs done anyway. Will give me time to wash my birds a bit in advance for the Feather Fanciers show late October, sorry to disappoint my friends in MN, I just cannot do it!
I spent an entire day on the pho...Read Full Post »
|Posted by silverpulletpoultry on September 7, 2010 at 10:42 PM||comments (0)|
Been pretty busy with work and all, but have a bunch of roosters for sale. Some will be going to the swap on Sunday, but others I would like to sell to someone who will not eat them. Please check out the for sale page in the next few days. If interested, I will require payment ASAP to hold the bird for shipping. I am trying to be patient but space is of a virtue out here right now.
Trying to get to the show in MN, but the rules are making it damn near impossible to do so. I am try...Read Full Post »
|Posted by silverpulletpoultry on August 25, 2010 at 10:22 PM||comments (0)|
Pretty soon will be mobing the rest of the birds into cages to prep for show. Hotel is booked in MN, will probably have to take the truck though, never know when you might come home with something awesome!
Some birds just are not bright though. I have three younger pullets, a blue, black and white who just simply REFUSE to eat anything. I cannot understand why I end up with all the anorexic chickens! Even with hair taped up, I have started hand feeding them Exactee Hand Rearing Bird for...Read Full Post »
|Posted by silverpulletpoultry on August 10, 2010 at 10:55 AM||comments (0)|
Rain, Rain, go AWAY!!! Boy it poured here like a monsoon yesterday. Remembered I left the window open in the brooder house so ran out to close it. It is truly like 50 feet from my door and I was drenched in my PJ's when I got back. LOL.:D
Babies are growing good, got about half my cages filled with birds for show in October, need to get the others moved soon. Got my one old hen who is still spinning in circles, she gets crook neck bad when she gets stressed or too hot. Vita...Read Full Post »
|Posted by silverpulletpoultry on July 26, 2010 at 8:43 PM||comments (0)|
Well summer is officially here and it is HOT!!
Most of my babies are grown up now, and can pretty much tell the boys from the girls. The last of the chicks are in the house still, only due to lack of places to put them. I have one white that has a bad toe, so am trying to fix it with a pipe cleaner splint as it grows. Had two off colored white chicks, they look calico and will also be up for sale, though I still think they are from the black pen, because I have NEVER gotte...Read Full Post »