Onto other news. I candled 3 of the first clutch of Peahen eggs last night and I see Notta! Granted they were only on roughly day 5 since I set them in the evening of last Friday. Fellow Pea raiser said its a good chance it's just too early. I have 8 more in another bator that I just set Monday. Only 1 of those are from mine. I haven't gotten another egg since either. I honestly never caught which of my girls it was and I only have seen him mate with one of them so?? Maybe they aren't from her and aren't fertile. The IB Black Shoulder is somewhat new here so perhaps she hasn't warmed up to Ol' boy that much.
I really need to go hunting for nests in the woods better too just to be sure I just can't find time!
With 3 of our boys playing baseball, high school ball and little league our weeks are now filled with multiple games and or practices almost every night. It's really wearing us both down already! Sigh... But the boys love it so what are ya gonna do!? I was lucky to mow the yard finally on my lunch hour+ got some weeds pulled and weedeat. Tasked the teenager with dishes while we were juggling more practices tonight.
Hugs to you, I remember the juggling T ball, softball and minors for 3 kids many years ago. And soccer, and 4H and boy & girl scouts! It wears you thin, but is so fantastic for them to have a social life. Truly builds character in children too, to learn good sportsmanship and fair play.
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Originally Posted by bradselig
I'm gonna have to brag on my birds! One of the "big" bantam Cochin breeders and judges wants eggs from MY partridge birds to introduce new blood into his line! Makes me feel good!
Congratulations! You'll have to add that accomplishment to your business site.
A "synonym-ental" interpretation of @raisinemright's comment: I don't want my chicken to get a licking from a mean chicken.
Warning: graphic photo. Vet visit this week: Apparently a dog bit my cat, and the dog's teeth met in the middle. Poor Tiger! He's small-sized, neutered, and non-agressive. And lucky that it wasn't worse! Tiger was sedated, given pain meds, wound cleaned, a few stitches, antibiotic injection that lasts two weeks (yay!) He is doing well. I did take his cone collar off about an hour after we got home. I felt the stress of it outweighed the benefit of ensuring that he won't pull his stitches out. So far so good. His liquid pain med is easy to give him, so he mostly rests. Eight years ago, Tiger (approx. 6 months old) appeared on our deck one night and was mentored by our old, grouchy senior cat, Tom (now deceased). It was really interesting to see Tom look out for Tiger and teach him things although he always wanted Tiger to keep his distance a few feet away.
Oh my! Poor Tiger! Thank goodness he didn't have damage to his spine.
Edited by jchny2000 - 4/30/15 at 8:03pm