Thanks for the candling link.
Hope you and the family are feeling a little less sad today and you have had a good ride on Harry and blown away a few cobwebs. Thanks for the photo of Kipper. She looks like she was a real character judging by that cheeky face and clearly spoilt, lying there on the sofa like she owned it!
The tolbunts are looking gorgeous and growing so quickly! Do you have any more recent photos of the pekins and black tails? I see that Waitrose sell the black tail eggs as a speciality range. I need a good marketing ploy for my bantam eggs! I'm starting to get seriously overrun with eggs at the moment..... I have too many chickens of course... but sadly one less today (see above post to MandS) and Henrietta and Anna, my RIR and Blue Haze are under the weather with a respiratory infection, which keeps niggling at my flock every now and then. I'm concerned about Henrietta as she isn't eating, whereas (Scranner) Anna is still tucking in and had a dust up with one of the young leghorns that thought they might take advantage of her feeling poorly to take her pecking order place, but she sharp sorted that out. I'm going to try a little eucalyptus oil and their beaks tonight to see if that will help.
Had a good ride yesterday with Jo and Helen and riding tomorrow morning with my young friend, Lauren and possibly riding with Helen on Monday, so I'm on a roll although I'm getting seriously behind with my chores as a result. This time of year is always so hectic, especially when the weather is fine.
Anyway, must go now as I have evening stables to do.
Oh I've been very emotional today, tears and snot. Everything reminds me of her right now and it just feels wrong her not being here. I know it's grief but I was not expecting this at all. Just not like me. Mac our other dog is lost without her, he's morbid on his bed or mooching round looking for her. I feel so sorry for him right now, he's never been on his own so it's all new for him too. He's not a happy bunny ~
I didn't get out riding today, I went and got him turned and mucked out this morning first thing and that was it. I've been sat in my chair most of the day with Kipppers blanket moping. I'm going to kick my self up the arse tomorrow though and get out. I can't go around wasting time doing nothing.
Here are the little Pekin from today, I tried uploading the pic earlier but it was not having any of it ~
The darker one at the back has a lot more leg feather than the one in the front of the pic. They are coming on well though. I will get some of the black tails tomorrow as I moved them to a coop and run with an eco glow. They were too big to have with tolbunts when they hatched.
Sorry to hear you lost the Sussex, she sounds like she was put to good use though. Sounds like she was well over weight with all the fat
How about a sign and little table to sell you eggs?
"Barbara's Banty eggs!"
Henrietta and Anna are in the mend soon. I've found that herbal supplement called revitaliser works well. Use it quite often if something looks sickly.
Good going on the riding, you know what they say "make hay while the sun shines" your chores will still be ther when you get back. Save them for a rainy day.
Have a lovely evening Barabara.
Catch you soon