Molly the pregnant sow was feeling poorly all yesterday. Sleeping. Hard to rouse and not eating.
I opened her gates so she could wander the fields and she did but when she stopped walking she would stand with her head down.
She does not have a temperature, her piglets are still active, she is drinking water and she spends time making her bed before lying down but she will not eat.
The vet and I went through every reason for this and are left with waiting to see how she is today. Everyone has off days but not my Molly.
I had just moved her into the central area of the farrowing pen and I wonder if she caught a chill which makes no sense. But I have a feeling she is in pain. Though she stretches right out when I massage her belly and that is not a pain indicator. She may also have eaten something bad – from her backyard? I don’t know. We’ll see.
Also today I start my new job managing the internet sales for The Mill. It is not a lot – only a few hours maybe three times a week. And I set my own hours. Very manageable.
John re- made the back wild-field electric fence. There is a lot of standing hay in there. My two pregnant cows are very happy.
I noticed yesterday that the ducks are beginning to work as a flock again. The injured ones can be picked out by the way they hold their necks but they all have smooth feathers again. This result is almost unbelievable – but once they were able to groom again they were on their way to health.
Last night the new ducklings and chicks were dispatched from Texas. They could arrive either Thursday or Friday morning.
I will finish the turkey house this afternoon.
I will be back in the Lounge of Comments a little later today!
Hopefully with better news about Molly. It will be another sunny day so I hope she gets herself out into the sun. She is still drinking water which keeps me hopeful that she and her piglets pull through. I wish I knew what the problem was.