hello and welcome from Texas! lots of great advise hereHi all,
I just joined. I have been trying (not necessarily succeeding) to grow vegetables and sustain our family of 5 as much as possible from my little garden. Any tips/links etc would be grateful. I am not an expert in much, but I am quite good at planning and preserving. I have a dehydrator and 2 big freezers. 8 raised beds provide potatoes, onions, spinach, broccoli, courgettes, carrots and more. My greenhouse if full of peppers and chillies.
I am hatching chicken eggs - so there's another little bit of help in reducing waste and getting eggs
I have never been successful in saving my own seeds, so that's where I am starting. Nice to meet you!
They should be bantam size according to the breeder. The hatching eggs vary in weight though - the smallest being 28g and the largest 48g. I am still a newbie (I have read everything possible about chickens but never actually owned them) so I am not sure if egg weight actually indicates size of chicken at adult bird. I am so excited about meeting them a week today (we are on day 14/21 today)May you have silkies that don't go broody 4 times a year. I love mine but that can be annoying.
Did you get large fowl or bantam silkies? I know the ones over there are different than the ones we have here. Ours fall in between on size.