Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Now, with more babies

I'm getting used to waking up to my chick and roo symphony these days.  It is a pleasant way to start the day.

Hearing Buck and now the white chick crow makes me smile.

Today was my at home day.  Turned out to be a good thing because my little man stayed home today.  Fever and lethargy.  He'll be good to go tomorrow.

It was an interesting time today with the babies and Elvis.  We had to move Elvis and the babies from the tote she was in to a bigger box.  The babies seem happy to have more room to run around in.  Poor Elvis seems even more frazzled because she can no longer just reach over and drag them back.

I am very happy to say that the runt chick is still with us.  It's all fluffed out, alert and is eating.  It's got an awkward little gait, however. I wonder if it will grow out of it or if it's permanent.  Elvis doesn't seem to be ignoring or excluding it.  It hangs out under Elvis a good chunk of the time.  It had popped out for a little bit this morning and walked right into my son's hand and sat there.  I went to get the camera and when I got back the chick had walked out.

Meanwhile, the other babies and turkeys are doing just fine.  One of the turkeys keeps trying to fly the coop.

 The other babies are just so adorable.  A few of them have their tails feathers coming out.  So darn cute!

Late this afternoon I was walking by one of the windows in the kitchen and noticed we had a visitor.

I'm wondering if this is one of the twins from last fall.  Can you see how skinny this poor thing is? 

I had let the big chickens out and they decided it was safer to be up on the deck while the deer was here.

The big chickens thoroughly enjoyed their time outside.  It's supposed to start raining tonite so who knows when they will get to be outside the run again.

When my DH came home tonite he had a present for me. Eight adorable and very quiet guineas. Apparently they were camera shy.

 DH had asked me earlier to call around and see which feed stores had what and if any fowl were available.  The feed store in Superior had guineas which surprised me.  I didn't think they were going to come in til mid-May.

So now I have three, yes, three totes and containers in the craft room with barnyard fowl in them.

You know what?  I couldn't be happier. :-)

Daily 5 of things that made me happy today

1. Elvis' little runt is still around and seems to be doing fine

2.  We got Guineas weeks sooner than we thought we'd get them. 

3. I can now sit on my deck because all the snow is gone. 

4. The temps were nice out today

5. Homemade beef stroganoff for supper tonite.

1 comment:

Kelsbels said...

Ack!!! I want to come visit NOW so I can play with the babies!!