We have named Willow’s doeling, Fern. She is 2 weeks old and was allowed out into the pasture with us yesterday. She now hops up into your lap and enjoys being pet and cuddled.
Our young rooster has taken charge of our eight new hens. He’s doing an excellent job leading them into the pasture by day and then back to the coop in the evening. They have settled in nicely and are laying lots of eggs!
Last night Harold and I drove to Northwood, NH and picked up 8 hens from two wood-worker women. They make amazingly beautiful wooden bowls, mantles, furniture and art pieces. They reluctantly had to give up their beloved hens due to vicious fox attacks. The hens are one and 1/2 years old and include 4 Buff Orpington, 2 Black Sex-links, 2 Lace Wyandottes. They were sleeping when I put them in the coop and seem to be doing well this morning. They are keeping to themselves as a group. So far no fighting. We will be adding a thick blanket of pasture grasses to keep them all occupied, digging and scratching. Later today I’ll add more nesting boxes in the coop.
Welcome to your new home, girls.
Two of our hens have been sitting on eggs since the first week in June. Lydia made her nest first in the brush pile in the pasture. Several days later Grace made hers in the same brush pile about 2 feet away from Lydia. The nests are built up with grass, sticks and mud about 4-5 inches high. Our other 2 hens occasionally “egg sit” and give the sitting ducks a break. The drakes keep watch over the nesting area.
Willow’s sweet newborn doeling.
Proctor Hill Farm Willow, bred to Proctor Hill Farm Indian Summer had a single doeling at 12:20pm today! The 4.5lb little girl was up and enthusiastically nursing 10 minutes after she was born. She is a mini replica of her mom – dark chocolate and white.
Kids for Sale! 1 doe, 2 bucks
All 3 have been dehorned and will be up to date on shots when they leave the farm.
Twins from Fairlea Avalon [dam] and MI Sugar Creek YO Toshiba [sire]
These kids are gorgeous, well- conformed and super lovable! Avalon has an excellent, well attached udder. Both kids are very sweet and friendly and would make an excellent contribution to your herd and the show ring!
doe – Willow Meadow Mika – born 4/9/12 – $450
buck – Willow Meadow Kato – born 4/9/12 – $250
One of triplets from Fairlea Nashoba [dam] and *B NC Promiseland RB Bolero*S[sire].
buck – Willow Meadow Winston – born 4/11/12
Winston is strong and long like his sire. Nashoba is a high capacity milker with large easy milking teats. He has a sweet, curious and very friendly personality. If you are looking for a herdshire with a great physique, super milking genetics and a charming personality, Winston is your guy!
Sale Price: $250
Fairlea Nashoba had triplet bucks on April 11, 2012. They were sired by *B NC Promiseland RB Bolero*S.
Buckling#1 – Dasher – 3.75 lbs.
Buckling#2 – Dancer – 5.5 lbs
Buckling#3 – Prancer – 4 lbs