When babies grow up…

Gribin Isaf is 900 feet above sea level and catches any passing breeze so we don’t get the same heat as some places

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only 31.7 degrees in the shade at 2 pm today.

Jessie had the right idea

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In the Spring it is very easy to send off for some eggs to hatch. The image in mind is something like this

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Well that was the end of March and several incubator fulls later one is reminded all youngsters grow up

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Pullets have to be kept separate from the main flock until they are big enough to hold their own

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so extra fences have to up

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houses moved

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Jessie has to inspect

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while Bert is not impressed by his new neighbours

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Young cockerels have to be separated

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until we decide who will kept

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(well might he be pleased with himself) We are getting better at removing cocks at a younger age – we have learned that if you leave it too long it is more of a challenge

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It is always interesting to add new breeds

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This year we have hatched Silver Duckwing Welsummers, Crested Cream Legbars, Gold Laced Orpingtons, Welsummer Partridge and Partridge Orpingtons along with some French Marans from our own flock.

Next Spring we will have forgotten about all the extra work and will be wondering what to try in the incubators…

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