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Monday, August 11, 2008

New clutch

The big news for this weekend was that we hatched a clutch of chicks in the incubator. It all started on Saturday morning with the first little peeps. So far we have over a dozen chicks which is the best result from the incubator yet. Our over population of roosters certainly ensured abundant fertility with more fertile eggs in this lot then we’ve had in the past.

Speaking of roosters, we had visitors on Saturday and they took one home with them in a wheat bag. They wanted a quite one, so eldest son walked into the coop and picked out a nice big black and gold bird for them; I don’t think it was too keen on being stuffed into a sack though.

Sunday morning saw our first snow fall at the house. It started snowing at about 7:00am and fell lightly for a couple of hours, not heavily enough to settle on the ground so there are no photos.

We've got a couple of injuries out in the pig paddocks. One of the pigs is not puting weight on its hind leg, not sure how bad it is yet, I had a good look at it and it dosen't appear to be broken. The pig seems fine hoping around on three legs, but I've isolated it with a mate to give it a better chance of healing. Another pig has had it's tail bitten. I noticed it on Saturday with blood dripping down its back legs, it must have got into a fight at feed time, we'll need ot keep an eye on it to make sure there is no infection.

The rest of the weekend was spent trying to stay warm, making pig feeds and carting kids around.

1 comment:

Jaaam said...

Do you need babysitters - we have 3?