Sally I do a lot of ducks and they got messy till we put them in a rabbit cage with a small priority mail box used for a dry area, this is easily changed and the mess drops to the pan below
My duckies go in the stack cage asap, sometimes at just a couple days. We just. empty the pans & hose them out as needed.
I lost a chick yesterday.
No, actually lost.
I was moving chicks between brooders by age and one was small and weak so I put it in the bride I was going to use for the new ones hatching. When I opened it to add the new hatches, it was gone. Not dead, brooder is 5 feet off the floor, so dog didn't get it, I didn't accidentally put it anywhere else, just gone, lost!
Thought you might find this somewhat humerous. (Not to worry, I have 50+ chicks now from new to 5 weeks, I'm just perplexed.)
Check your pockets.
There are many skills being lost because our children are not taught some of the basic games that we grew up on. (I grew up in the '70s.) I played Bridge with my great aunt and uncle. I played Spades with my friends. I worked jigsaw puzzles with my mother and aunt. I played the sliding squares puzzles and later Rubik's cube which took the concept to 3D. I learned half of the Cat's Cradle string game.
It continues to amaze me how many of my interests in science have analogies in children's games. It leads me to conclude that games and science are closely related and that the key is to hold onto the wonder of exploration that we all had when small. Not to be frustrated by a mystery, but intrigued. The thrill of learning a new game, not the worry of how well we will perform in it.
DH and I went to a bunch of garage sales on Friday..bought a 'play school' sand box for $3.00 and one of those 'little tykes' jungle gym for $8.00...grand daughter is going to be playing outside when she visits grands-house;) .....
I learned how to play pinochle with my parents and grand parents..that is like "spades"...fun! Our girls grew up with a childhood of board/ card /dice /puzzles games and a ton of reading...might have a little to do with the fact they both graduated high school Valedictorian....might;) ...
I grew up playing cribbage, uchre, uno, phase 10, rook, chess, checkers, chinese checkers, mancala, scrabble, dots, tic-tac-toe, & hangman. And if it wasn't raining we were outside in the tire swing, riding bikes, roller skating or making mud pies. My kids also play most of these & get shoved out the door to play.
Yes yes yes! can you tell the males from females? I would only want one male and 4-5 females.............and I don't know what your location is!