Monday, September 20, 2010

3 months old

Smjör, Erika and Árni
Ólafur
Magnus

Monday, August 9, 2010

Celebrating their 1 month birthday

video
eating mealy worms for the first time!!!

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!!!
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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!!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Saturday - day 8

I candled the eggs today...
Tom made a home-made candling device out of a galvanized flower pot.
He drilled a hole in the bottom, and I glued some felt on it...Obviously this isn't an egg... the eggs looked good, at least the majority do, there are a couple of "suspect" eggs...

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Nervous Wreck!

watching the eggs constantly! worried about temperature fluctuations! o_O

incubator on Sophie's crateset the incubator on Sophie's crate that is in my office (Sophie's bedroom)
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incubatorincubatorinside incubatora view inside the incubator!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Eggs Are Fine!

eggs in good shape All 20 of the eggs are fine!
They are now in the incubator at 100°F and humidity at around 40-50%
set inside incubator

The Journey Starts!

flight path monitor The eggs are now in Canada, and at home!
Too tired and sick to unpack...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

leaving Iceland! National Day - June 17th

Jóhanna HarðardóttirJóhanna Harðardóttir, who I bought the eggs from...
the rune signifies "Protection" for the trip to Canada!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Viking festival 2010 - Hafnarfjördur, Iceland

Viking festival 2010 at the Fjörukráin-Hótel Víking in Hafnarfjördur, Iceland. They decided to sell "Íslenka landnámshænanegg" - free range eggs from Viking hens!!!
Viking eggs for sale at Viking Market, Hafnarfjördur, Iceland
VIKING CHICKENS!!!
5 Icelandic hens at the Hotel