Cynthia, I decided a little while ago that at some point (when I have more room) I am going to march myself over to one of the commercial egg farms around here, try very hard not to faint, and ask them if there's any way I could buy a couple of their hens off them. I will then take home my wonderful new, stinky, maltreated hens and fatten them up. I don't really care if they don't lay much or at all for me, nor how old they are. I would just like to rescue a couple of those hard working ladies and give them a good life. I can't look at store bought eggs now without picturing the conditions most of those birds are forced to live in.
Sorry to go off on a rant, there. I'm with Cynthia on this one. I do NOT like animals being mistreated.
So for the past couple of days, I've been keeping a close eye on my two new Icelandics. I'm curious, does anyone know if Icees are always this tiny when they're little? These two remind me of bantams! They are so dainty and so much fun to watch. Anyway, sorry, I jump between subjects a lot. Didja notice?
I have been keeping Sven's vent cleaned up, and Gerti's, too. Gerti does NOT like to be wiped off, by the way. And if you attempt to do so, she will cry and tell you all about it. Sven is such a doll. He falls asleep in my hand very easily and is doing much, much better than he was earlier in the week. He's a napper, for sure, but he has so much more energy and displays a lot more curiosity now. I'm going to need to put the two of them in the main brooder soon. Gerti can nearly jump out of the box they're in, never mind that the side is about five times her height.
So I can't remember if I whined the other night about not being able to work on my run because of a lousy air compressor. Well, I'm working on getting my hands on a different compressor, because I feel so bad that my teens are getting pretty crowded in their apartment. I've been trying to let them range outside for longer periods of time, since they're getting cabin fever. I find it funny how the girls with bigger feet will walk right on top of their sisters like they're not even there. My Welsummer is guilty of always stepping on the others - man, her feet are huge! She's gonna be a big girl, methinks. And today I watched my BO walked right across my GLW while the latter was dust bathing. I'm glad I'm not a chicken. Knowing my luck, I'd be getting stepped on all the time.