Its been a quiet week in the Philippines after a rough month.
Following the madness with the quail, we also lost 5 chuckar. As soon as symptoms started we hit them with antibiotics and turned it around quickly.
Just as they cleared up, fowl pox hit just the chicks that we hatched from the locally laid eggs. The birds were about 30 days old. We isolated them quickly and they are on the road to recovery.
I was really hit hard by all of this. It makes me realize how determine one has to be to persevere.
So persevere we shall. We started incubating again. Plans are afoot to replace the quail and I am organizing my next shipment. I will be taking heritage class Silver Penciled Rocks, Rhode Island Reds and Red Dorkings from Dick Horstman lines. I also plan to add to the Lemon Cuckoo Orps, Buff Orps and Marans so that we have a solid breeding flock of each.
Today (Monday) is election day in the Philippines. The local government units known as Barangays all across the country elect the officers that will hopefully look after the interests of the common folk for the next three years. Bernie and the guys working on the fence returned home to vote.
Bernie is still looking out for another doe and I have a good lead on a 50% Nubian buck.
Mrs Oz is back in the Philippines. She is looking forward to coming over here with the kids. It should be soon.
good to hear that you got the chicks back on the rite path OZ
no eggs ....nothing had to buy a 1/2 dozen so the wife could make a cake :(
we have been feeding fermented feed they sure do eat it fast
maybe i will have to also add a feeder inside the coop with pellets
i guess it could be that they are not getting enough to eat????
anyhow no one is laying at this point
i have this huge bator & nothing to put in it to test it out
things are going to have to change or i'll be having a whole flock of chickens in my big freezer out on the back porch