We received new chickies on Monday. They are so cute, an assortment of different types. Here's the list:
5 MILLE FLEUR BANTAMS St. Run
3 GOLDEN CAMPINES Females
3 2 WHITE POLISH Females
4 Silver Spangled Hamburgs Females
4 BLUE LACED WYANDOTTE St. Run
1 PARTRIDGE COCHINS Males
5 BUTTERCUPS Females
1 x Free Rare Exotic Chick
Silver Spangled Hamburgs
We lost one of the Polish chicks in transit and the rare breed freebie who died a few hours after coming home... I so wish McMurray wouldn't ship chicks on Fridays. Lately, we have been getting chicks born on Fridays, then the call comes in from the airport Post Office on Saturday evening that the chicks are there. This is the fourth time we've ordered from McMurray, and it's happened three times. This time, we had too much going on and couldn't make the trip to the airport to pick them up, so we had to wait to pick them up on Monday morning at the Plant City office. Obviously, that was too long a wait for the two we lost.
Blue Laced Wyandottesa
Even though I only ordered one Partridge Cochin, I think they sent two. I think they are beautiful chickens, but when I ordered, all they had was roosters. Hopefully, we got a rooster and a hen.
We don't usually get bantams, but I love the Mille Fleur chickens, so we got a few. McMurray calls bantams, "The Flower Garden of the Poultry World." They'll go out in the pasture with the goats and help with fly/insect control; plus eat the grain that the goats and cow drop on the ground.
I had to put them in their own small box, as they were getting trampled by the others. They are about half the size of a regular chick.
I heard on the radio this morning about the European Debt Crisis and how it has fueled barter trading in Spain and thought we would be prepared for that with all the chicks we still have going in the incubator. Hopefully, it will never come to that here in the U.S.!
June and July are hot and muggy months in Florida. It's a challenge to grow veggies this time of year. Right now, we have okra, basil and thyme, and I'm planting calabaza squash to test how it does in the heat of summer. Elderberries are ripening in June, and old-garden roses grow all summer, as long as they are watered well.
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