Tia found her confidence today and allowed me to give her head a good scratch for quite a long time. In fact each time I stopped she would angle her head into my hand again. Every cow has a sweet spot and Tia’s is right between the eyes.
Aunty Del’s favorite scratching spot is behind the crown of her head between the ears.
The little chicks are very happy in their new enclosure. They had had enough of the turkey house and sharing with those filthy ducklings. They had started to fly up onto the wall which is my sign for the first move. Now they are in the chicken Tank Tractor – that big metal chicken tractor that no one can move. It is perfect for young birds. Today I will exchange their small carry box for a bigger house so they can get in out of the weather. They are a bit small to be outside really but the weather is warm and they have their wing feathers and it is much healthier for them to be out on the ground. They have roosts in there – it is important they learn to roost when they are young.
As well as getting bigger fast the ducklings voices are beginning to change. Soon they will be quacking instead of cheeping. I have switched them to a lower protein feed so they are not forced to grow too fast. Best they proceed at their own pace.
I hope you have a lovely day.
WEATHER: Stormy with heat. Hope this rain comes in.
Wednesday 05/09 80% / 0.26 in
Windy with periods of thunderstorms this afternoon. A few storms may be severe. High 84F. Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Wednesday Night 05/09 20% / 0 in
A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible early. Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low 57F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
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