So now that we have the chins here, now what? Well, this is our starting point, and here we go!
Some quick updates on a variety of things:
Chickens / turkeys -- we raised some over the winter, tried to add them to the flock... none made it. We decided in the future, we will only put chickens outside in the spring / summer, so they will have time to acclimate (over a longer period of time). So that said... we got two more turkeys and 5 polish chickens and are currently raising those (indoors). Also, in December, our chickens started laying their first eggs! How exciting! We are selling off excess eggs by the dozen and we hope that some chickens go broody and we hatch out some baby chicks at some point!
|Two (of 5) baby polish chickens |
|Our two white turklets!|
Goats -- we have two adult females -- Raven (black nigerian dwarf) and Ivy (caramel pygmy). We believe they are both bred -- Raven to Charlie (tricolor nigerian dwarf) and Ivy to Sebastian (buckskin? nigerian dwarf). If they are bred, we could potentially see kids as early as the next few months! Super excited about that possibility!
|Charlie (back) and Raven (front)|
Chinchillas -- they are having babies! We plan to expand our herd, as well as continue to show and provide some for sale, and babies are the way to do that! Just today, we found (I believe) 6 new babies! Super excited to see the future of the herd and how things pan out over the long run. We just weaned some babies last week and I'll attach a photo of the cutest little angora that is looking for a new home.