|Our surprise ewe born last night is doing great!|
|The bottle babies are hungry!!!|
|I don't think this is the way you are supposed to do it!|
|Yearling sisters, Angelina (left) and Jolie (right)|
|What's under this blue thing?|
|A boat load of Ancona eggs!|
|These two girls are nest sharing that beautiful pile of eggs. |
They are both dedicated setters.
They only leave this nest box when I come into their pen to take a photo!
|This is another ancona duck setting on a nest of runner eggs, |
just in case the runners don't come through for us!
Sadly, we found a dead chicken in the barnyard today. This Brahma hen was one of the free range chickens that we don't collect eggs from. The good news is that we found her body in a location that Sniper could not possibly have been! He didn't do it! It is also clear that she was not killed by something , but rather died on her own. I do not know why, but since egg production just started up heavy again, she could have been egg bound and since she was free range, there is no way we could have known.
We expect a big storm late tonight, and so a few things had to be done to prepare for it.....
|The Bobsy Twins will spend the storm safe and sound in a stall in the barn.|
|Sniper too! Since his dog kennel is outside with|
only a small dog house for shelter, he'll spend the night in a goat pen.
|I put up a new wind and rain block tarp in the Ancona pen |
to protect my setting mamas.
|ClaireAnna stuffed the goat's hay rack with hay.|
|And our resident psychotic has been chained to her dog house|
and drugged with benadryl as per her vet's instructions!
I hope it works!