You have such a cute flock. Are both the gold and silver ones Campines?Yesterday's corn scavenger hunt.
It has been wet, cold & stormy the past few days.
I've been letting them out early & shutting them in earlier than normal to beat the storm fronts coming through.
This morning they are yelling blue murder because I haven't let them out yet...
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Yikes! Good thing you checked!
I went out after the storm had passed to check all my girls were roosting. Wrold wasn't.
I went & grabbed her & put her up on a roost & suddenly noticed she has denuded herself of all her underneath feathers. As I peered closer I noticed a white blob under her wattle...
Another tick! I couldn't leave her like that overnight so in she came & didn't she make a kerfuffle! She really doesn't like the cats! Squwark! Squwark! She was loud. She was noisy. She was voluble. Her head kept swinging round to keep Kirby in sight while she screamed @ him, @ me, @ the complete indignity of the whole affair ~ all while I was trying to slather her with black ointment & hold onto her long enough for it to work.
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And the worst of it ~ not 1 but 2 ticks embedded under her wattle: a paralysis tick & a bush tick. I always check to make sure I've got the head so when I could still see something I wielded my tweezers yet again ~ & again.
She is slathered in black ointment just in case I missed any bits & back on a roost! So offended she scrambled onto the top roost! Gosh how I hate ticks!