Good morning Friends
RodneyRooster “Grrrrrrrr! It didnt post! Now i gotta write it all over again! And attach.” I have BYC open on one screen and Word on the other; scroll through thread, type responses in Word; copy and paste
Not only because of what you experienced but because in the time it takes me to type a reply there may already be 3 or 4 new posts But then I am lucky enough to have a home office and I know others are using phones and laptops etc.
Good to see you again! Yep, your little ones are growing so quickly, won’t be long and I will not be able to call them little ones! Not only long necks and combs but also lots of confidence; I love how they are giving you the ‘what are you doing and what is that thing you are pointing at us?’ look. That pic of them on the roost .. too cute!
tandykins I have not heard the ‘helicopter mum’ reference before today .. good one! I have a severe case of PCP [paranoid chicken parent] and knowing my flock, 3 weeks is too young but each flock is different and so is everyone’s experience with integration; that one is definitely a personal choice in combination with flock dynamics. As sjturner79 suggested and appps has recently done; find a couple of hours where you can watch them, grab a coffee [if that is your preference] and settle in for some chicken television
Tee hee Meeka3 you cracked me up with “bye, see you, more food for me, oh, and I bags the best spot on the perch” Here it would be be more a case of "Muuuuuuuum, how come she is outside and we are in here ... not fair!!!"
Chookepie great pic of Jess .. she looks like she is thinking “I want the snack but what’s with the picture taking thingy?”.
Oh dear appps, poor Penny! Cilla is probably ruing the day she taught KiKi and Crystal to roost with her .. now they have taken over her favourite spot and she has to roost with the plebs
Anniebee I enjoyed your dirty girl bath story .. if it gets too hot today, might just give the girls a dunking of their own but I am pretty sure they will not be grateful
Bed time here is always a squabble fest and most nights I watch and supervise. Cilla has decided that having me put her to bed is definitely the go. She does not jump up by herself anymore and just sits and waits for me; or, as she did last night, wanders up the path to tell me that she would like to go to bed now
Remember I mentioned Blondie was broody? Not anymore! I have the best broody breaker … KiKi! I believe KiKi has decided “if I cannot be broody, nor can you .. Out ya go!”
After I let everyone out yesterday, Blondie took the opportunity of KiKi being otherwise engaged to have a crack at settling into the nest box .. I heard Blondie squeal and wandered down the path to tell KiKi that I had it under control, a weekend of being locked out of the nest box was planned for Blondie and that it might be an idea to give her a break. However, when I got to the coop KiKi was not in there with Blondie .. there was a Crow in there with her!
I am really starting to get peeved and these Evil Black Butted $%^#@’s are pushing my ‘do no harm’ limits .. right now I think I could cheerfully kill one if I could get a hold of it!!
Anyways .. lawns to mow, fish ponds to clean ….. good luck with the predicated heat folks and fingers crossed for cool chickens and no losses