|Coturnix - Pharaoh, Golden, A&M|
From everything I have read these birds fully mature in 10 weeks and start laying at 6 to 8 weeks. I just hope we like how they taste.
|Muscovy Duck Eggs|
The guy also ended up giving us his Muscovy male as he was afraid something would get him too. It is a good thing because it looks like someone permanently clipped his wings and he would not be able to fly to safety. We added him to our flock and call him Jedediah.
Last night the same guy gave us some Peking duck eggs. Well the deal is we hatch them for him and we can have half. It's a good deal if you ask me.
We also have 3 new baby rabbits as of last night. They are from our mini Rex Tara and our lion head mix Bugsy. We believe "T" is laboring as we speak. Talk about getting another project completed down to the wire. I just came in from adding the nesting box addition to her hutch.
I like the addition of a wire nesting box on the back of the hutch instead of in the hutch as it does not limit the space of the doe. I also like using wire since we do live in Texas and it is starting to get pretty hot. We are off in a hour or so to get fans for both the coop and the rabbits. Last year it got so hot our hens stopped laying. We are going to try and be ahead of the game this year.
We have a black Australorp hen that has been broody for 4 months or so. Bless her heart she just kept breaking every chicken egg. So we finally gave her 10 guinea eggs. Those are tough little boogers. They are due to hatch the 29th. Wish this little girl luck because she has been trying so hard. She deserves to hatch and raise some babies. Hopefully it will mellow out the natural instinct of those crazy guineas.
Our duckling Dyanne, from last year is now sitting on her own clutch of eggs. She started actually sitting the 19th. We are looking forward to our little one being a mother.
There you go. Now you are all caught up. See you guys next time. Until then live hard and full.