Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Meet Daffy the Duckling!

Last night we aquired a duckling! Not knowing what to do with him so I could clean out his temporary house...I decided to run him a bath and put him in the tub so I could clean his cage! He was not so easy to get out of his house! He didn't know me, nor did he want to go along with anything I was doing!! After his bath I sat and held him in my lap, then put him back in his cage to introduce the dogs to him. After a while of sniffing like crazy the dogs ignored him, so I opened the door and he came to the edge and kinda perched there for a while...then out of no where he came walking out and snuggled up to me. Enough chit chat here are his pictures!

I didn't think to grab the camera until after the water had drained most of the way out of the tub.
(Our tub doesn't hold water!! It was either water that drains from a bath or water that doesn't drain during a shower!!)

Isn't he just the most adorable thing?!?!?
Daffy went missing Saturday night (6/7) or Sunday morning (6/8) There is no way for him to get out of the pen he was in and nothing had been knocked down. Chad and I searched the whole property Sunday morning looking for him. I fear a night bird may have got him?!!? I keep praying he will turn up! I know its just a duck, but he was my little buddy! We took daily walks to the pond to swim, not to mention he thought he was one of the dogs! He loved to follow them around and swim after them into the pond!

Momma and Chicks

Dolly has been taking her 3 babies out all day for about 5 days now. She scratches around and finds tasty bugs to share with them and they practice scratching around.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

New Babies!!!!!!!!!!

The broody hen (Dolly) hatched out 3 chicks! 1 chipmunk looking one and 1 yellow one on Thursday or Friday and a second yellow one Friday or Saturday. The first three chicks hatched by Saturday, it is now Wednesday...I don't think the other egg is going to hatch, but either way 3 out of 4 ain't bad!! Now on to the pics!

Here is Momma (Dolly) and the first chick!

Here is Momma with her first 2 chicks and that 5th egg! We are waiting for our pink camo chick!!

This was taken on Mother's Day! I Love You Momma!
Another Mother's Day I Love You!!

I will try to get pics of the third chick as soon as I can! It is an illusive little fluffy butt!!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

10 Months!!!!!!!

Ok so this was supposed to have been posted yesterday, but I forgot!! Whoops!
Chad and I have been married 10 months (and a day)!!!!


Friday, May 2, 2008

Hen or Rooster??

Here are some shots of Crystal's face that show the size of her/his comb and wattles as well as the color...You can see the color and size of some of the other chicks, but none that have the same type of comb...so I am sure it doesn't help!!

What do we think?? Hen or Rooster???

Hoof Trimming Day

Today the horses got their hooves trimmed. They were about 3 weeks overdue, but the extra 3 weeks seemed to give them some extra heel growth which did them some good!

Here are Apache's Before and After
Here are Bella's Before and After
Here are Britt's Before and After
Here are Lindy's Before and After
And here are Wyatt's Before and After
Happy Trails!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Broody Hen

I now have a broody hen! Basically broody means she laid eggs and decided to sit on them...they typically sit around 3 weeks....so hers are scheduled to hatch around Mother's Day (if they make it) She has come off them twice for extended periods of time...not sure if she spent to much time off them! They usually come off the nest once a day to eat, drink, and poop....then they go back to the nest! Hopefully she knows best! I don't have any pictures of her on the nest (don't want to disturb her and give her reason to decide to leave the nest!), but I do have a picture of my other broody hen and her eggs!
Isn't she beautiful!!
See her hatching chick!!!
I will try to get atleast one picture of the mommy and her chicks (if any hatch!) Pray for the babies!!

Chicks (don't seem like chicks anymore!)

The chicks are now 2 months old!! Sorry no pics! I don't have my computer at the moment, but when I do I will try to update this with a page for each chick and newer pictures! They no longer live in the house (and haven't for a while) they now live in a 2 horse trailer outside! They love it because they can roost in the manger area and they hear me coming and jump up there to look at me through the windows! They don't get as much outside time because they are much harder to catch (namely Wynona and Elvis!) and the older chickens pick on them!

More to come later!!

Yet another new herd member

Meet Frank (named after Frank James...you know Frank and Jesse!)
Frank decided he wanted to check out the dog kennel!
He can't decide if he is a goat or a chicken...now we can add grease monkey to the mix...as he spends so much time under the tractors that he is covered in grease!!
I guess he likes the cool bathroom floor...Jack wasn't to happy about posing with the new "dog""What do you mean goats don't belong in the kitchen???"
Frank's first experience with and ice cream cone! Did he like it???