I took this photo on the way home from work this afternoon. The sun came out today and melted the snow. I live just over this hill. Not my barn but wish it was.
We got a dozen eggs today. Keep going girls!
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Bourbon Red, Bourbon Red, Wheaten Marans, Cuckoo Marans, Bantam Brahma
Hi. Happened along your blog site...not even sure how I got there but glad I did.You mention that you have Bourbon Reds. A site I came across said they are "fair" egg layers? Do they, like chickens, tend to slow down in the egg laying during really cold weather/winter? We live in MI. The person we are hoping to get fertilized eggs from is sorta new at the turkey raising, as we will be...have chickens. He was wondering if they are like chickens and lay year round or slow down during the winter. I noticed that you sell eggs for hatching. Do you sell just the chicken eggs or chicken and turkey? If you sell the turkey eggs how much do you charge?Thank you, Karen
Hi Karen, nice to hear from you. We now have 4 Bourbon Red hens, but last year we just had two hens. We got lucky and raised two girls this Fall. Our two hens were excellent layers last year, the eggs stopped in Oct/Nov but this week the turkey hens started laying again, and we got two eggs from 'em today. Now I expect they will continually lay until next Fall. My chickens don't lay year round, the girls have been on break since late Fall and now are starting back again. Yes, I can sell hatching eggs, however, I recommend SandhillPreservation . Although I got my orginal trio from a top breeder, my tom Franklin, is not show quality because of his mostly brown tail, not bright white. If you're thinking of breeding, SandhillPreservation would be better than mine. Franklin's two daughter's are real beauties but I'm not sure how you're male would turn out if you hatched my eggs. If you don't care about show quality, then it doesn't matter. Franklin's deep red/chestnut feathering is awesome. Peggy over at HiddenHavenHomestead has a pretty tom, compare his tail to my Franklin's.