Well that past month has been a busy and an exciting one. I attended my first poultry swap and had a blast. At the end of it I was plus 2 mille fluer babies, 3 silkie babies and a bantam cochin...I went to sell 2 ducks but brought them home. Then this past weekend I went to visit speckledhen in GA and left with a 3 yo Black Orp girl named Delilah aka DeDe and 2 black orp babies 7 weeks old, Ebony and Baize...Baize came home with me so Ebony would not be lonely during quaratine and he has a new home when they are old enough to separate. And I brought home 2.5 dozen hatching eggs, mostly Orps. Then I left GA and headed back homeward and stopped in TN to visit with wegotchickens and left there with the black silkie I intended to pick up and another partridge silkie because they were buddies and it would have been horrible to separate them. And I still have the two ducks I originally wanted to sell. And I put 13 duck eggs in the incubator that are due to hatch July 9th. So, I return home on Monday and everyone is a okay then Tuesday morning hits and I have a drake limping so he is in isolation thinking someone stepped on him during the night, 3 birds in a dog crate in quarantine in the basement, 1 spoiled bantam cochin that is still in the house in my DDs room with her own cage, 5 silkies and 2 mille fleurs in the house in their own cage/box and 19 full grown birds and 10 ducks wondering what the heck is going on around here. So for the story in pictures... 3 Orps from speckledhen in quarantine in basement: Baize who is going to live with scbatz in a few weeks: Ebony who will stay with me: Both are broody raised and still very much not into being picked up and handled...along with DeDe who at 3 yo suffers from DO NOT TOUCH ME Syndrome and is quickly learning that around here that just don't fly DeDe who has never been a mama herself has been very good with youngsters right beside her and was even caught shoving pieces of scrambled egg under the wire divider to the two youngsters. So, one of the Milles was not acting as Cheyenne thought she should and Cheyenne not trusting me to know what to do with a bantam/mille decided she needed to talk to an expert....so the call was placed to wegotchickens ... they discussed the situation and some polyvisol was given, milles were taken outside for the day to play and romp and baby milles are doing just fine. hahahaha While outside, the rest of the flock came to check them out...with hardwire cloth separating them of course... Minding their own business: Then the Delaware known as Fattie came to investigate the peeping noises and be investigated by the silkies Then the babies wanted to see who else was out there when Fattie left Ruby the red cochin came to see what was in that little coop peeping The the flock leader came over to check out the noise makers...Thor looked at them and watched them a few minutes and then moved on about his business watching to make sure these things did not go after his girls or anything else dangerous Then Bella and Penelope came around to see the noisey little ones too Molly came to have a quick look Then came Tonks and then Lucy The babies watched Severus the roo very closely as he looked around them for food Severus, Penelope and Maggie checked out the babies... And finally Holly gave them the look over...everyone else came by but not too close to the scary peeping things The babies had a busy day and met a lot of biggies...what will tomorrow bring for them?