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Hi! Been taking a break from obsessing over the animals lately lol.
Queen hatched out some chicks and poults on Monday. Lady is still laying which is good. I have a few eggs in the incubator, but have been slowing down with hatching. Might just do turkeys for the rest of the year.
Been selling chicks here and there. One of DH’s hens is broody. Gotta get her set up soon.
Wonder duck is a girl - just started quacking today :yesss:
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Sheep are doing well. Still no lambs. Maybe no lambs at all this year 😑 I’ll give Dingo until July to be sure, then we’ll figure out if we’re going to eat him and get a new ram or give him another shot.

Baby is crawling all over the place and pulls himself up to walk around with us or the furniture helping him along. Just about 10 months old and wearing 12-18 month clothes, has 6 teeth, and is holding steady at 27lbs. Haven’t checked his height lately, but he’s a big boy! (That’s my sister walking with him. I’m way too cool to wear socks with sandals 😉😎😂)
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He's a cute little "chub"; my son was too... except he was too lazy to get up and do much until he was 13 months. He scooted around on his butt everywhere. He would stand if you held his hands, and scooted and bumped around everywhere in the little seat thingy on wheels.... but he said why walk when I can just get around on my butt. When he did start though..... LOOK OUT.....
 

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Better names than the family had for my oldest niece, she was referred to as the Michelin Baby. She outgrew the 3 month clothes about the time she was born. Folds upon folds until she was about 3. Curious since my sister was thin as a rail and her husband was not even close to overweight. But she grew out of the folds.
 

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@Bruce glad she grew out of it.... as did my son.
It's funny how the babies grow and what their parents looked like. I was about 5-7, my ex 6-2 neither overweight. DS was 7-7oz @ birth, 10 lbs 2 weeks, 30+ lbs at a year... Walked at 13 months and grew up, then chubby, then up and kept going. 6-6 in, late 40's and still about 200....no folds by the time he was in school....
They are cute when they are chubby .... and I would not worry about it as long as he is active and all. If they get chubby on a good "diet" and not on junk food.... not to worry. I think that sometimes the drs get too paranoid on weight as long as the food they are eating is healthy food and not junk food. But as a baby, let them grow....

He will be running your legs off before long.....;):D
 

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Last hatch of the season happening this weekend. I’m hoping to sneak them in with DH’s Silkie mix broody. She has one chick and five poults already, but they aren’t too old to integrate, I don’t think.
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Queen’s poults are growing like weeds and she started laying again. Might give her some eggs and see if she wants to brood again since it’s still fairly early in the year.
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Lady shows zero signs of broody behaviour.
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And the growouts are doing great. I have, of course, too many of them, so I’ve started finding homes for a few. Still have to gender my ducks before deciding which ones to keep.
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Been awhile again, but rest assured all is well 🤗
Just dropped off 13 extra roosters on Friday, so my feed bill and work load have lessened quite a bit.
Turns out 4 of my 5 ducks are girls, so I’m having a difficult time trying to talk myself into selling any. But I really should since we don’t eat enough eggs to make that many ducks worthwhile.
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Queen and the last of her brood have moved back into the main turkey pen now that the littles are plenty big enough to stay inside the chain link fencing.
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Now the broody hen is in the broody pen with her group of poults and chick which is much bigger and better for them.
The brooder shed is now empty for the year, thankfully, everybirdy either sold or in growout areas.
Our lawnmower broke down earlier this year after only one cutting, so sheepies to the rescue! We’ve been rotating them around the yard in a kennel to mow and it’s been working surprisingly well 😋
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Baby provides no help, but much entertainment while I work lol
He’s doing fantastic, of course. I can’t believe he’s almost a year old!!! He’s taken his first steps already and says a few words.
 
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