Gribin Isaf is 900 feet above sea level and catches any passing breeze so we don’t get the same heat as some places
only 31.7 degrees in the shade at 2 pm today.
Jessie had the right idea
In the Spring it is very easy to send off for some eggs to hatch. The image in mind is something like this
Well that was the end of March and several incubator fulls later one is reminded all youngsters grow up
Pullets have to be kept separate from the main flock until they are big enough to hold their own
so extra fences have to up
Jessie has to inspect
while Bert is not impressed by his new neighbours
Young cockerels have to be separated
until we decide who will kept
(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
It is always interesting to add new breeds
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…