Monday, April 6, 2009

It's Springtime on the Farm.....

This last week has been very eventful here at Magic Hills Farm. We have had 3 Dexter calves born and hatched 22 chicks, in addition to the 16 Orpington Chicks I picked up in Idaho a couple of weeks ago. We have 2 more cows that are still pregnant and should deliver them in the next month or so. I also have eggs in the incubator and will have chicks hatching for the next couple of weeks. I am excited to watch all these babies grow up.

Spruce delivered "Nutmeg" around 10:45 pm on April 1, 2009. We are going to be keeping her to add to our herd. She is a polled, red heifer, everything we have been hoping for. Nutmeg had a hard start and we had to tube feed her and we kept her in the house for the first couple of days to keep her warm. Saturday she finally decided she had been a house cow long enough and wanted her mom. Spruce was very excited to have her back and has been a fantastic mom.

Meg on her Birthday....
Meg, the spoiled princess, in her playpen in the house. :)

Miss Meg, finally back out with her mom. And they are both really happy!! Meg today 4/6/09.

Mayflower delivered this handsome red bull calf around 3:30 pm on Friday, April 3, 2009. She has been an awesome mom. We are pleased to introduce Magic Hills Bridger.

Bridger on his Birthday.....

Bridger today 4/6/09

We woke up this morning to a bit of a surprise. Antero had delivered a darling little black bull calf during the night. We have decided his name will be Magic Hills Cooper.

We will be offering both Bridger and Cooper for sale. Please contact us if you are interested in either of them.

Then we have the chicks.... there is nothing cuter than fuzzy little chicks. I hatched some Barnevelder chicks and some Mottled Bantam Cochins. The little cochins are so tiny. They are so cute!! I can't wait until next spring, when I have hatching eggs to offer for sale.

Barnevelder Chick
Blue Mottled Bantam Cochin

I also have more Blue Orpington and Ameraucana eggs in my incubator due to hatch on Saturday 4/11 and have some Blue, Black & Splash Orpington eggs that arrived today and they will be going in the incubator tomorrow morning and will hatch around April 27th.