Category Archives: Linnies

Sunday Update

Heidi’s little Linnie is so gorgeous!  I’m guessing it is male, but Linnies are foolers, and only DNA testing is the true answer.  Males tend to have more black at the tips of the tail feathers than the ladies.  This wee man has lots of rich, deep black!  I am glad he is pre-sold or […]

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Aviary Update!

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I can’t keep up with the flock!  Whohoo! Heidi and Nigel’s chick is thriving.  I am handfeeding it 6 mls. of birdie pablum, four times/day.  Heidi and Nigel are busily back in their nestbox.     In the meantime, my Marine and Cobalt Linnies (Clare and Nathan) have a beautiful new egg, smack dab in […]

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In Full Swing!

I have been busy staring at the one Linnie chick.  It grows right in front of my eyes!  Now in a brooder to keep warm, I am hand-feeding it and it is doing very well and gaining weight.  It is able to support its body weight on its wobbly legs, and hold its head up.  Successfully […]

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The Eyes have It

The sole chick from Heidi and Nigel is thriving!  He/she is roly-poly in an elongated way… Linnie chicks are adorable because they are funny-looking!  I met Chickie for the first time, last evening, when it opened its eyes just a tiny bit… a big step in its development.  The feathers are lined up under the […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

My momma-birds are busy little hens! Roxie is busy in her nestbox, once again.  It is so cute to see her big eyes peek out!  I just hope Ricky gets the hint, this round! Clare is laying eggs!  Unfortunately, one was outside the nestbox, and broke.  The second egg was outside the nestbox and didn’t […]

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Double Take!

I have “double trouble” in Heidi’s nestbox… another egg has hatched!  Isn’t Mother Nature amazing?  The hen lays her eggs one each day, often skipping a day or two in between.  When the eggs hatch in natural succession, the chicks show themselves in the same order, with the same spacing as that in which they […]

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Counting Chicks

Nigel and Heidi created two wonderful Linnie families for me, last year.  Last year, their clutches were four eggs (resulting in four chicks), each time. Nigel is a true gentleman while his lady is in waiting.  Heidi is a devoted momma, hardly leaving her eggs in a 24-hour period.  However, whenever I have been able to peek, […]

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Who’s Counting?

Heidi lifted her skirt to show off her sixth egg!  Wow!

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Linnie Eggs Update

Three?  I looked again:  five!  Wow!  Last year, Heidi had four eggs resulting in four chicks, twice.  Five?  Yay! Now the hard part begins:  waiting to find out if they are fertile.  

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Room for One More

Heidi and Nigel have blessed me with a third Linnie egg.  Now the hard part… waiting, waiting….

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