Post by rivervalleymama on Apr 20, 2009 18:13:40 GMT -6
Well, we've had chicks before but this is our new life and we're just starting out again. We ordered Black Breasted Red Kraienkoppes Flame Jaerhon La Fleche Speckled Sussex blue &/or buff Cochin Colored Dorking And I can't remember if we ordered Delaware &/or Mottled Java. I ordered neither, actually, the other one that I couldn't remember was red pyle Cubalaya. All together we ordered 50 chicks, half arriving tomorrow (possibly still this week but maybe not until the first week of May) and the others in June.
We're also getting our ducklings the first week of May! We've never had baby ducks before so that's exciting. We're getting Silver Appleyard Black Cayuga and Penciled Runners
Last Edit: Apr 21, 2009 19:44:11 GMT -6 by rivervalleymama
Ohh I love baby ducks .. used to have 2 pet ones .. they were so cute .. I would put them in my tub to swim around .. then when it got warmer out .. they would follow me in the garden and pick out the bugs .. Lots of fun! Good luck your kids are going to love them!!
Post by rivervalleymama on Apr 21, 2009 15:01:01 GMT -6
YEah, 50, I know it seems like a lot. BUT, think of all the surplus roosters and about all but 2 breeds are dual purpose so that's eggs AND meat . I'm only getting about a dozen ducks- same deal though- except for the runners.
Last Edit: Apr 21, 2009 15:02:39 GMT -6 by rivervalleymama
Post by rivervalleymama on May 13, 2009 12:58:34 GMT -6
We got our ducklings this morning! The mostly yellow ones are the Silver Appleyards, the yellow and black are the Penciled Runners and of course, the not so photogenic black ones are the Black Cayugas.
The runners are proving to be the most rambunctious and entertaining so far- they're a bunch of clowns!
Post by rivervalleymama on May 21, 2009 9:18:14 GMT -6
Ok, so we finally got half of our chicks today. We got the red pyle Cubalya, black Dorking, speckeled Sussex and blue Cochin which of course means that we got blue, black and splash Cochin. Here they are-
Post by rivervalleymama on Jun 9, 2009 16:36:44 GMT -6
First day outside! THe weather has finally been nice enough and the chicks are feathering out and flying out of their brooder so it was time. We only have two ducks left after I made a catastrophic home made feed mistake- that I won't be making again. So here's everyone enjoying the outdoors. Well everyone- for now...
Post by rivervalleymama on Jun 22, 2009 17:31:46 GMT -6
We got our second batch last week, didn't wind up getting the Kraienkoppes this year after all- they just weren't hatching for whatever reason.
And now eveyone else is out and about, except for this one- we call her Mama. She does what Cochins are known for but at her young age, it's a little odd. She stays right near the new chicks at all times.
Here are some more
This is one of the Cubalayas, it's turning out just so pretty!