Its been crazy. Kittens have been released, and are staying in the chicken run. I placed their box and blanket outside under the boat area with their food and water and they can access it if they want, and they do, but they go back into the chicken yard. They are climbing the trees, chasing the hens/rooster. I guess they all became acclimated to each other over a 2 month time frame. We are going to make a home for them for this winter, dh wants to do that soon as its getting colder at night already.
The baby chicks are both doing well, and finally in the same brooder box. I did take the mirror out, the little one was pecking the bigger one until the bigger one finally pecked back. They are not friends yet but snuggling up at bed time so we are off to a good start I think.
Getting things ready for the wedding shower all this week, most of its done but for the cooking. DD and I have spent a lot of time together this week, I'm loving that! Wedding invites are all taken care of, tuxes, her dress alterations, we got the hall now taken care of, as well as food. I need a dress lol, have to order the flower girls (my grand daughter) dress. A lot done, but still a lot to do.
Then we have the 12 turkey poults. They need to go out soon!! Hubby is going to clean out the brooder the kittens used. Its 8x3 and should be a good grow out box for them until they can go into their 8x8 hoop coop (which I'm guessing will only be about a month with the way they are growing). Hubby wants to extend it to 8x12 since all of the turkeys lived. We've heard turkey poults are hard to raise, and most people lose several. And its not that I wanted any to die, but it just seems like my luck. So we need to enlarge the 8x8. I may just have him make another 8x8 and put it side by side. Might be easier.
Then we need to get the sand. I had my other turkeys on pine bedding, (but these guys eat the pine bedding) do I need to use sand for turkeys poults say at 3-4 months old? Anyone have any idea on that? They are 4 weeks old now, and will be going into the garage. And any idea how long before they are fully feathered? Mine are no longer under a light, so working with their own body heat already. No ac/no heat. I really should have thought about all this before ordering them. Cooler temps seem to be coming earlier already, well with us not really having a summer this year.
As I said its been crazy. But, dealing with one thing at a time seems to work ok for now lol.
Oh and hubby is taking care of the rooster this weekend while us girls are away. I can't wait. My SIL to be will be home, he works out of state at the oil fields, and he wants to learn how to clean them. So Sunday it will be.
woot Congrats on your new baby!! My older chick piped in the center of the egg, I had to zip it for her. She was piped 24+ hours when I helped her. Once I zipped her, she was out within minutes. Boy was she tired. Good luck on the sleep lol.