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Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by SA Farm, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. May 14, 2019
    SA Farm

    SA Farm True BYH Addict

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    Yeah. Poor guy. He normally has a crest :lol:
    Now you know why I have ducks and geese! They’re the only ones who like living in the swamp :p
    The rain this spring is getting rather ridiculous. I’ve started making runs down the road to pick up loads of mulch to build up the pathway from the house to the various animals. I’m planning to dig out a low spot into a bit of a pond and put in some drainage along the walkway to it.
    We’ll see how it goes. Just have to wait for it to dry enough to actually do the work :rolleyes:

    My Pilgrim hatching eggs are in lockdown and I’m anxious for them. I know all 10 eggs were alive and well last time I candled, but since it’s my first time hatching them, I can’t help but worry for them.
    I have some turkeys and chicks in lockdown too, but that’s pretty much par for the course. No worries there :cool:
    After the goslings hatch, I’ll be going down to one incubator. I was supposed to stop setting altogether, but...:hide I may have set some more chicken and turkey eggs.

    I did some mucking out this morning and planted some leafy greens and beans in my garden. Hopefully it warms up soon so I can move the started plants out.
     
  2. May 14, 2019
    SA Farm

    SA Farm True BYH Addict

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    I’ve been neglecting putting up pics because it’s been so dreary, but here are a few of my plants and one of Foxy just because she was standing nearby lol
    Nice thing about the cold and wet is that the ticks have been less bothersome. Of course, the mosquitoes are starting...:p
    My beans, growing beans...in the house.
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    Forsythia in all its glory
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    Buds on the lilac
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    And the flowering almond almost full bloom
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    And the random pic of Foxy
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  3. May 15, 2019
    SA Farm

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    My goslings are pipping and zipping! So exciting! :woot 2 of the 6 pipped are starting to zip. :weee
     
  4. May 15, 2019
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    Watching baby birds hatch is exciting. I am happy for you that you will soon have little goslings to play with!
     
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  5. May 16, 2019
    SA Farm

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    Have six goslings hatched now and all but one has pipped :celebrate Looks like the humidity is starting to drop. I’ve added water a few times, but now if I put any in, I’ll be pouring it on the babies! I think I’ll pull the fluffed babies out tomorrow and add some sponges for any that haven’t hatched yet.
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    This adorable little thing is apparently what happens when you cross a silkin rooster with an OEG hen. It’s a strange combination of chipmunk colouring and grey... might grow it out just to see how it turns out. I may or may not have more of them incubating :cool:
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  6. May 17, 2019
    SA Farm

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    Had a busy day today since it was perfect weather. Sunny with just enough breeze to keep from roasting. Grateful for my base tan though or I would’ve been a total lobster! Cleaned out some pens, shifted some birds around, then did some weeding, papering, then mulching the front garden and moved my started plants out to my raised beds.
    Found a nest of wild bunnies in the front garden that I worked around. Hopefully all the work I did there doesn’t scare mom off. I won’t be doing anything else in that area for a while, so we’ll see.
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    The lambs are doing well. The girls are starting to catch up to Ramchop now. Woolfie’s face is getting darker...
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    Goslings are hatched and moved into their brooder. Got all 9/10 that were pipped hatched. I checked the last egg and it was definitely a goner. Hadn’t even lived long enough to internally pip, sadly.
    I didn’t want to mess with them too much, but I couldn’t resist taking a pair of them outside for a little photo shoot with the flowering almond :love
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  7. May 17, 2019
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    You couldn't of captured a sweeter picture....lil duckies............best enter that for POW !:clap
     
  8. May 17, 2019
    Bruce

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    That answers a question, apparently cottontails have a white mark on their foreheads. My guess is that those kits are about ready to leave the nest.
     
  9. May 17, 2019
    SA Farm

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    Yes. I think it’s called a milk spot or something along those lines? Their eyes are open, so I’d guesstimate then to be about 2 weeks old.

    @B&B Happy goats I might just go do that ;) My nephews call them the gooselings lol
     
  10. May 17, 2019
    Baymule

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    X2!!

    My dogs would eat the bunnies in a split second.
     
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