I forgot to collect eggs, and this happened!

I have so much food growing! 

Serious abundance. 

I got busy with projects.... forgot to collect eggs for a few weeks (the chickens were well fed though), 

and this is what happened!


  • Michelle D
    Michelle D Posts: 1,358 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oh how fun! They are beautiful 😍. What a blessing.

  • kbmbillups1
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  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,216 admin

    I think you didn't collect eggs for about 21 days. Haha

    Chicks are awesome, and even better when the hen does the hatching.

    Congratulations on the fluff butts!

  • SuperC
    SuperC Posts: 900 ✭✭✭✭

    Aw they’re fluffies. Welcome to the world little ones.

  • Lisa K
    Lisa K Posts: 1,756 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They are soooo cute!

  • vickeym
    vickeym Posts: 1,938 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Life has a way of happening when we don't expect it. They are such cute little fluffy butts.

  • Jason's Works
    Jason's Works Posts: 17 ✭✭✭

    Life is abundent!

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,216 admin

    Welcome to the forum @info229!

    I saw from another post you made that you raise a number of animals. That's great!

  • Jason's Works
    Jason's Works Posts: 17 ✭✭✭

    Thank you @LaurieLovesLearning !

    I'm still getting use to the site, it is amazing! I'm having trouble finding how to edit my name and picture but will be working on it.

    I've always been around animals all my life, love them. Have lots of chickens and they are always amazing with their unique personalities :)

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,216 admin

    You are very welcome @info229!

    Editing your name has to be done by tech. I'll look into that.

    We have a tutorial on avatar uploading in our tutorials & posting FAQ:

    We have and have had all sorts of animals, including exotics (llamas, alpacas, wild turkeys & bison... the latter more wild than truly exotic since its native 😆). I like variety!

    I breed heritage poultry to SOP (but don't show) and have done so since 2015 or so. I keep mainly to the blue & black jersey giants & at present, 3 varieties of french copper marans, but have a few others.

    I have a trio of india blue peacocks. I recently sold our guineas. Ducks haven't been on our property for a few years now.

    We just had a beautiful highland×jersey calf born & are waiting on another. We are planning to breed purebred large black hogs next year.

  • Jason's Works
    Jason's Works Posts: 17 ✭✭✭

    Wow! Buffalo! That would be a dream come true :)

    Mom does the chickens, she has about a dozen different breeds. I can't recall them all but some are blue red wyandotte, sex-link, buff orpington, and columbian.

    We also have a couple slaughter steers, black angus. I would like to start a small angus lowline heard. We have dorper sheep, crossed with a little barbados and honey bees as well.

    As a kid we had ducks, geese and peacocks. They are fun!

    Thanks for help with the picture and name. I think I got it figured out.

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,216 admin

    We bought the 3 bison from someone who was moving back to Europe. They would sometimes feed them grain by hand (highly NOT recommended!).

    Butchering happened at -40. Its just how our timing went with having help. It was a cold day and quite an experience. It is much different than cattle. The animals had a highly dangerous kick for a very long time after the normal nerve stuff was done. The other bison cows were very wary and protective over the downed one(s). We had to be very careful. Thankfully, nobody got hurt that day.

    Angus Lowline should be good. Black Angus look so nice on green grass!

    If we had more land, we'd be getting black Galloway. Galloway is the "grassfed" version of Angus if I remember correctly. At some point in their history, the two were split into two different lines, and one did better than the other on grain. Galloway is supposed to do great even on weeds/poor feed, just like the Highland.

    It's been a while since I read up on the history, so that /\ extremely short summary leaves much to be desired.

    Our second daughter wants to do registered Highland. She'd like to get a black (but originally, so did we). Red, black & dun are their historically recognized colors.

    I have been enjoying your informative posts and your eagerness to get things done! Keep it up. 😀

  • Jason's Works
    Jason's Works Posts: 17 ✭✭✭

    -40! I literally cannot imagine that. Things react differently at the temperature.

    I'll need to look more onto the Galloway. That looks like a great breed, and looks like it does pretty good in warmer weather? Summers will get into the triple digits here and winters will touch freezing a few times. I'm finding the Lowline is well known for grass to meat conversion but the Galloway may be better? The Lowline is super popular right now so prices are crazy down here. I'll see if there are Galloway available near by. Funny how the Scottish breeds are so popular :). My Mom has always wanted some Highlands, or Longhorns LOL! Her Dad managed a ranch back in the 40's and 50's that raised Herefords. She grew up cowboying with him.

  • SuperC
    SuperC Posts: 900 ✭✭✭✭

    @Marjory Wildcraft how are your 🐥 🐣 🐤.? I bet they’re cuddly!

  • Marjory Wildcraft
    Marjory Wildcraft Posts: 1,541 admin

    Hey @SuperC they are doing great! Once they started free ranging I lost a few. They sort of started free ranging before I wanted them to, but the little ones found a small hole in the fence. Momma was so distressed with babies out on the other side... You know what I am talking about how fences can cause super problems with Moms and babies of every species I just decided to let them all out. And some became appetizers for hawks.

    I'm happy to report the survivors are all hens!

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,216 admin

    @Jason's Works Yes, the Galloway would have a better conversion rate and would do well in heat. The worst thing to do is to get an animal in the peak of its popularity. You overpay every time.

    Perhaps you can find an association in the US to buy through.

    That's cool about your mom. 😀

  • Owl
    Owl Posts: 345 ✭✭✭

    That’s great! I love a self perpetuating flock! I just replace the roosters and enjoy the abundance.