Monday, July 26, 2010

new addition built for the Icelandics!!!

We have to build an addition to the existing coop
to keep the Icelandics separate for breeding purposes...
my daughter Helen painted the sign...
we called the addition to the coop "The Westfjords" because it
is on the west side of the existing coop,  My Great Grandparents
emigrated from Ísafjörður, in the Westfjords, Iceland to Canada in 1893

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

5 baby Icelandic Chickens!!

all five of them are in the brooder now...
eating, drinking and playing!!!
click this link to view my MyPhotoAlbum :: iceland2010's MyPhotoAlbum Gallery :: growing quickly!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

today is day 20

One egg has "pipped"! and 4 hours later it has HATCHED!!!
gorgeous little Viking chicken! if it's a boy, his name will be "Erik",
and if it's a girl, she will be called "Erika"!
Erika making her debut!

Friday, July 2, 2010

reviewing the eggs

Tom and I candled the eggs tonight and saw that 6 of them were not developing properly, or at all... they needed to be disposed of!

14 left! keep your fingers crossed!!!