Wednesday, January 15, 2020
I have two golden neck Belgian d'Uccle cockerels that I'm finally letting go - I've been hoarding them since I enjoy the boys so much! Check out our available page for details! (I'm not advertising any girls, but if you desperately want one with one of these boys, I might be able to let one go.)
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Well it's been nothing but hard work here this week! But it has paid off! I have our tentative hatching and egg schedule finished, our hatching egg policy updated, and our waiting list is ready!
How does our waiting list work?
1. Check out our 2020 hatching and egg schedule, as well as our hatching egg policy page.
2. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the list. Include what you want, how many eggs, what types of eggs, and best contact information. No payment is due for the waiting list.
3. When eggs are available, I will contact person number one on the list. Payment is due within 24 hours. If I have not heard back in 24 hours, person number two will be contacted, and so on. I will keep you on the list for three contact tries.
WHAT IF I WANT EGGS FOR A CERTAIN DATE? OR SOME OTHER SPECIAL REQUEST?
Contact me at email@example.com. If I plan to have eggs when you want them, I can take special requests. I only accept a limited number of special requests, and they must be prepaid. I will do my best to fulfill the request, but understand that hens go broody when their body wants to, especially those fluffy little silkies. If I cannot fill your order at the agreed upon date, I will refund a special request or an alternate possibility. Again, this is available on a very very limited basis.
Monday, January 6, 2020
An unusual winter offering! A laying showgirl, Truffula!
Truffula has found a new home!
Yes, a rare opportunity, especially in winter. But Truffula needs a new home, specifically with a group of laid back silkies. Truffula lives with two groups - her mom and aunt in one group, and three youngsters in another group. Poor Truff has no buddy, and since there is a dominant girl in each of the other two groups, she gets hassled non-stop. Truffula is a sweet shy showgirl, daughter of a darling buff silkie and our intrepid white showgirl, Chewbawka. Hatched on April 13, 2019, Truffula is a beautiful young girl who has been laying eggs since October. A kindergarten class hatched out one of her chicks, and we have six of her eggs developing under Chewy and Crystal right now! She has gone broody once, and broke easily in a wire cage after three days. She likes her rooster and enjoys scratching about all day long. She knows how to go up a ramp, but usually sleeps on the ramp to avoid our two dominant girls. I sneak out every night and put her into the coop so that she stays warm. She is sporting a short haircut at the moment so that she can see the mean girls coming and avoid them. Truffula has been vaccinated for Mareks and lives on fermented food (which she adores), dry food with kelp, vitamins, and probiotics, and fresh cabbage (she's a HUGE fan). She cannot go into a flock with large fowl birds. I would prefer an all silkie flock for her, but would consider bantam flocks if they already had silkies as members. $65, local pickup in Raleigh, NC only.
Truffula before her haircut
Sporting a shorter 'do (and a trim in the rear for fertility purposes)