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.
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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.
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
Our 4 does will be bred in the next 2 months for April and May kids.
Twincreeks Trace of Silver X Proctor Hill Farm BW ArcticBay *S
–Line breeding on ARMCH Twin Creeks BH Baywatch ++*S E
Fairlea Nashoba X NC PromisedLand RB Bolero *S
– out cross – looking for long body, improved topline and udder attachments. Nashoba has great production for a first freshner, averaging 3-4 lbs/day for 7 months!
Fairlea Avalon X MI Sugar Creek YO Toshiba
Avalon has excellent udder attachments excellent conformation. Looking to increase teat size and dairy character.
Proctor Hill Willow X *B TX Twincreeks SEM IndianSummer *S
line breeding on MCH HBF Luckey Strike +S E and MCH Raha Acres Twink’s Pixie *D E.
Pictures will be added to the Breeding page soon.