Over 1000+ posts behind!!!
Managed to get most stuff taken care of via ovates until I ran out about a page or two ago.
Waiting to see if CH killed his adorable little goose or not.
Really concerned that Bubbles Banti stopped taking her medication - can someone hold her arms down while I prepare this syringe?
@daxigait, congrats on the kid!
@Saris, so great you got a definitive answer (and I learned something from reading your posts and the answers re: lice, if and when I ever have to deal with them).
So lately, I have been only getting around a dozen eggs a day out of my 40+ hen's. And, since I have been home for spring break, I let them out to free range. Well, I decided that I would go out in the bushes and look for a "secret" nest where they have been laying their eggs. And I found this!
It was under one of my mesquite trees with a bunch of grass made into a little hideout.
I caught one of my Naked Neck pullets doing that...
I've been there - solo chick crying all night long. Get a hand mirror and put it up against the side of the brooder - so it won't fall (with the mirror part extending to the bottom of the brooder). My Paula quieted down and would sit right up against it like it was her little friend. Got me through until her new friends came the following week.
Came home a little early from work to get more done on the next tractor for the little CLs (who are SOOOOO ready to move outside!). Started raining just as it was getting dark - managed to get all the tools in before any got wet.
Have I mentioned lately how much I adore my work boots?! Ariat Work Hogs, of course!
The roof over the mudroom where the brooders are is metal, so it's a little loud with the rain we are having tonight. I reassured the babies at first, and then went to go check on them again a few minutes ago. Apparently they are no longer afraid, but still can't sleep with the noise, so they are telling sweet little chickie bedtime stories to each other.
I've been enjoying the "fruits" of my winery trip last week while catching up.
About to face plant - gotta get some Zzzzz's so I can get some good work done finishing the tractor tomorrow. (Then, I'll need to immediately start tractor #3...)
- Ant Farm