Hey guys! When I didn't post 10 times today I bet you all thought I met with another chicken mishap. Weeelllll, nope! I'm fit as a fiddle, just really busy with the kids, chickens, bunnies, ducks, garden and dog bathing! Whew!
But here's a funny thing -- my DH dug out and cleaned up some old safety glasses for me and seriously wants me to wear them when visiting the chicks. Gotta love that guy, but for real, I'm not wearing the goggles! Does he not think I'm already ridiculous enough? I just can't imagine sitting there chatting with the birds with safety goggles on, it just cracks me up. Isn't chatting with the birds bad enough????? Wait, maybe if the lenses were shaped like eggs I would consider it. If a lense gets cracked, it will look like it's pipping, or like one of Hawkeye's eggs. I'll have to break it to DH gently that I just don't think the chicks will be able to confide in me whilst I'm looking like some bug-eyed fool!
Hawkeye, I really am sorry about your cracked egg but you sure make me laugh. It's just so like something I would do. I hope that egg makes it.
Ivy, OMGosh! Your poor husband and his quail babies! The poor man and so considerate of him not to wake you begging for help!
Ho boy, shotah how will we ever decide? They are all so fitting!
Trish44, X2 to Danz' info -- take out a vent plug to bring down the humidity. You will so want the automatic waterer because it keeps the water level at a certain depth and you just have to decide sponge/no sponge, vent plugs in or out. I LOVE my GQF cabinet. I understand how you feel about the hatcher tray. I used it, even though I wasn't impressed, and it cleaned up just fine which surprised the life out of me. If you find a suitable substitute, I would love to hear about it. The chicks didn't have any trouble on it traction-wise, either. Go figure.
I'm really sorry about your speckled sussex. They are a real trick, but I just love their personalities. Mine are doing well right now, knock on wood. The thing is I'm using 64 solution in their water which is probiotics, electrolytes, minerals, vitamins, and vet rx.
Pikeman, hang in there. Before you know it you'll be back on your feet.
Take care, everybody! Thanks for the laughs!