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Purebred Hatching Eggs, Chicks or Pullets For Sale

Blog: Borrowed Thyme Farm   -   Tuesday November 16, 2010   -   By Michael & Denise

For anyone interested in hatching out their own chicks, we will start the incubation process in Janurary. I will post on my blog, which breed I'm doing at a particular time. Anyone interested in hatching eggs or buying chicks let me know. I can ship eggs,...

These Eggs Rock

Blog: The Call Again Farm Journal   -   Tuesday April 21, 2009   -   By Laura

Exciting news!  I saw the first of the turkey eggs rocking this morning!  Inside the egg, a few days before hatching, the chick (in this case, the baby turkey, or poult) breaks into the air cell at the big end of the egg and starts breathing the...

An Unreliable Incubator

Blog: The Call Again Farm Journal   -   Monday April 20, 2009   -   By Laura

Grrrrrrr!  The incubator that I'm using for the chicken eggs makes me mad!  I cannot get the temperature to stabilize, and now I'm seeing the consequences.  Dianna and I did twelfth day candling today, and we had to get rid of twenty-one of the...


Blog: The Call Again Farm Journal   -   Saturday April 18, 2009   -   By Laura

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the Earth!  The computer (and my time) has been used lately for taxes and other things more import than blogging.  Not too much has happened since the 14th.   I've been engaged with a battle with the chicken...

Rosy, the Rebellious Broody

Blog: The Call Again Farm Journal   -   Monday April 13, 2009   -   By Laura

This morning, Rosy was desperate to get of the nest box.  When I let the other turkeys outside, she started making a ruckus.  I then commence to let her out of the nest box into a small, enclosed area of the barn.  She briefly stopped at the...

Homage to Blue

Blog: The Call Again Farm Journal   -   Sunday April 12, 2009   -   By Laura

Yesterday evening, the turkey hens flew over the pasture fence into the woods.   I felt bad for Big Guy, my tom, who weighs so much that flying seems painful for him, was staring through the fence, worrying about his hens’ safety.   I went to...

The Miracle of Life

Blog: The Call Again Farm Journal   -   Wednesday April 08, 2009   -   By Laura

I candled the older bunch of turkey eggs today, and what a contrast it was from the candling I did five days ago.  It was so easy.  All but four of the twenty-three eggs were clearly developing well.  I saw the embryos in most of the developing...

Change I Believe In

Blog: The Call Again Farm Journal   -   Sunday April 05, 2009   -   By Laura

Tonight, when I brought the turkeys into the barn, I saw my first two violets of the year.  For some people, crocuses or daffodils are their favorite indicators of spring among flora, but for me, it's violets.  Crocuses often come up in early March,...

Customers and Candling

Blog: The Call Again Farm Journal   -   Friday April 03, 2009   -   By Laura

What an exciting afternoon for my business yesterday!  I sold two dozen eggs to the woman we split our winter CSA share from Thorpe's farm.  Also, a woman who'd wanted to come to my little farm and get some honey around noon yesterday couldn't,...

Chasing Chickens

Blog: The Call Again Farm Journal   -   Thursday April 02, 2009   -   By Laura

The weather is lovely today, very sunny with a predicted high of 63 degrees Fahrenheit.  A customer was supposed to come today at noon for honey and possibly eggs, so I used this as motivation to do a badly needed cleaning of the chicken coop early this...

Incubation: My Love/Hate Relationship

Blog: The Call Again Farm Journal   -   Wednesday April 01, 2009   -   By Laura

Oh, incubators!  Without them, there would be far fewer chickens in the world, and hardly any turkeys big enough for Thanksgiving.  They provide kids a view of the joyful miracle of hatching.  They can't don't get freaked out by human presence...

I'm Back!

Blog: The Call Again Farm Journal   -   Sunday March 29, 2009   -   By Laura

Well, with all the business of Christmas, I got out of the habit of blogging.  It's spring now, and I've made a "New Season Resolution" to start blogging again. No major changes have occurred on the farm since I last blogged, but there's a...

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