June 16, 2021

2021 has been a GREAT year, so far!

 I have not taped any videos from the birdroom in 2021, and these blog posts have been few and far between.  I post a few things to my Facebook page, so make sure you follow Savoy Singers Aviary on Facebook.  :)

I am on the down hill side of breeding season, with GREAT results so far.  There are three favorite hens that have produced chicks that are just what I wanted!  Two new hens have not given me a single egg, even though they seem to love building nests.  The remaining twenty hens did well.  Nearly every hen laid a good number of eggs, with nearly a 100% hatch... I lost only one little chick when he was tossed out of the nest.

Another chick faded away after being rejected by his parents.  He was eating on his own, but not enough I suppose.  I tried hand feeding, but he was not willing.  I forced in a little formula, but he only lasted a couple of days.

Two casualties and 73 lively and healthy chicks makes me happy!  My final number may not reach 100, but anything over 65 gives me enough to chose ones to keep for next year!

The weaning flights are filling up.  Most of the hens have either hatched or will soon hatch their second nests.  It won't be long and I will be sorting and evaluating the youngsters.

Hope everyone has some promising youngsters!  I'll be back with a video soon!