Just wondering how she is doing and hoping that weekend of sunshine picked her up a little.
So pleased to hear that Elvis has got over her ordeal and is enjoying all that tlc. Be prepared for some scuffles when you get her some new companions, as I have a feeling she might not be too keen to share her morning porridge and special attention with anyone else. It is definitely better for her to have some more poultry companionship though. Good luck with that.
That is a lovely mother and daughter photo! Gosh, she really is growing fast though! Your photos of your ducks remind me why I must not be tempted to get some. Much as they are cute, they are never happy until they have made a muddy mess. Not that I am in any way particular about cleanliness but more that I teeter on the brink of descending into total mayhem and they would undoubtedly be the final straw.
Lots of news!
I met that girl on Sat and she came and rode yesterday. I put her on MeMe and just walked out on foot with her and I think it's going to work, She's really nice and the first thing she told me was that she had taken out insurance but it wouldn't be valid for the first 7 days of policy commencement. Although my horses are covered through my BHS gold membership when I am out with them and I wouldn't dream of letting anyone take them out without me, I was really impressed at such a responsible step. She's also keen to learn about carriage driving so Ian may get another helper out of it. And she really loved MeMe, although it will take time for them to fully relax with each other.
The new girls are still churning out their diddy little eggs and as of last night, it looks like I have my first clocker of the season. Frances, my silkie/pekin broody was in one nest box yesterday morning. I removed the eggs from under her including one of her own and left her there, when I returned later she was in a different nest box which made me wonder considering that she had already laid an egg. Then last night she was still there happily cooking 5 of the other girls eggs and her breast is plucked. I left her four of them last night but the plan is to give her the new pekin eggs once I'm sure she is committed. Of course the new girls may have been running with other cockerels prior to me getting them but the new lad has been doing his job here, so we will see what happens. He does seem to favour the older mixed colour birds over the lavender pullets he came with so I wonder if they are hatchmate siblings. They weren't sold as unrelated, so I may have to see if you are interested in swaps at some point in the future!
Hope all is good with you and all your chicks are thriving. I assume those final two eggs didn't make it. Did you get out on Harry over the weekend? It was such glorious weather. I rang my sister yesterday and she was out on Jack and whilst we were talking on the phone, she was trotting and cantering!!!! Apparently, after our phone call ended she set him away at a gallop and according to her app. they topped out at 29 miles an hour and that was in a western saddle so she thinks there was still a bit more speed still available with an English saddle which is considerably lighter and where she can lean forward.... not bad for a cob eh!! She has some great country and bridleways to ride out on where she lives. We have lost a lot here where land has changed hands and new owners are not as accommodating or downright difficult... which is such a shame.
Anyway, that's all my news. Must crack on and get some work done now.
Best wishes to all