Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Poppy Life

Poppy the barn cat resting on a feather duvet and fur pillows on a handmade rocker.

Just looks so nice I need to try this sometime.

Home on the Range

My baby ducklings are now outside full time. My house is duck free until another hen gets broody again. Ten of these can stink up a brooder box fast. This time we have left them outside instead of the coop. At night they have a large crate to sleep in that locks and my dog to keep out predators. They will stay in the nursery yard a bit longer. They will soon be big enough to go into the coop and join the flock. They share their yard with our indoor adult bunny during the day. 

Food, mint, straw and pool make ducklings very happy.

Rouens and a couple of Cayuga all home grown.

Hippitus Hoppitus

This week my dog brought me this tasty rabbit nugget. I get these rabbits babies once in a while from my barn cat and in worse shape. I told my dog to drop it and I looked it over, it was unharmed. I looked all over for the nest and old warrens but no sign of a doe nor nest. So with slim chances I brought it in and hit the web for info about care and feeding. After some trial and errors we got him to eat. I still give it low chances, but so far so good. KMR, probiotic and a heating pad and quiet room/cage are working well for this wild creature. Oh and they can jump far and fast so we keep it on the ground for all feedings. He will be set free once he is eating greens and off the KMR. Wild rabbits are very different from domesticated ones. Luckily, we have a lot of experience raising rabbits and we have the time to care for it.

This is a monster mega Rouen duck egg. These ducks lay big eggs but this is a really big one.

Here is the egg in a jumbo carton with jumbo chicken eggs. I can't even get the egg partition to close in the fridge.