Hey Everyone, Its been a little bit since I have been on.
Amy, I am so sorry about all of the damages and losses. I've never seen hail that big!
Moonchild, Those chicks of yours are so adorable! I love their colors.
Cookout first weekend in may? I hope I can make it. :) If so I would like to arrange mealworm and runnerduckling pick up at the same time?
As for me. I am still having issues with the neighbors dog. The neighbor continues to do nothing about it. And the dog continues to tear through my chicken wire barrier and dig under my fence. I do have a new coop situation that is helping. But I had 3 chicks that found a way out last week and were killed. Luckily my favorite little Buff Orp chick was smart and stayed in with my Silkies and Muscovys. . :) My little Buff Orp chick is so cute. She runs up to me and chirps and when I squat down she looks at me and then hops right onto my knee for me to pet her. She is so adorable. :) Otherwise, I have an injured Muscovy, I think my Catahoula Rebel decided to herd her a little and she got running and went under a low azalea branch and got herself stuck, well, Rebel then tried to get her out from being stuck and then when she couldn't she came and got me. I got to the duckling and her whole backside is barren of feathers and some skin is missing. Needless to say Rebel is on a very short leash from now on around the birds and the duckling is in the house getting TLC until the wounds heal. She is acting fine, eating and drinking well and everything so I have high hopes on her recovery. But it is still unfortunate that it happened and that i will I have to keep Rebel away from them she is normally so good with them.
Luckily for me, I plan on moving to a more rural area in the next 6-9 months or so. Life changes happening!! As a result, I will have 5 acres at my disposal and room for bigger coops and more birds and maybe even a milk goat or two. and no more worries about the neighbors dog!! baby steps though....
I'll post pictures soon, the coloring of my muscovy's as their feathers are growing in is so beautiful, I just have to show them off to y'all.