Poultry report


#262

Young Miss (we hope) Nell:

We have a fairly good idea of whose egg she hatched from:


#263

That does seem a little likely…


#264

Go Fahrenheit. It’s been double figures all day.

Love the new one Joe.


#265

Another sad day - RIP Katy II. Looked like a heart attack, so at least it was quick. We’d noticed she’d been a bit under the weather, so maybe it was for the best. The last couple we lost lingered for quite a while, which can’t have been pleasant for the poor things.

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#266

Poor Katy . Pleased that, if it had to be, it was quick

Carinthia.xx


#267

RIP Katy II.

I shall have a glass of Ruby Leffe to drink to her with.


#268

I’ll have a glass of ‘Proper Job’, as that is the first bottle I picked up

RIP Katy

Carinthia.xx


#269

I raise a glass to her chickenly soul. Sad for you, joe.
Soo xx


#270

Aw, that’s lousy news.
Your chooks are so loved,
Katy II will have had the best of lives. Rotten sad for you, though. II


#271

A hazard of getting “retirees”—Katy was one of the “Crettyard Crew”. They’re not young when they arrive and have more often than not been “forced” to lay incessantly for a year or so by artificially lengthening the laying period. It does tend to leave them rather stressed.


#272

Poor wee chooks. Thank goodness that they have a comfortable retirement at your place, joe.
Soo


#273

Mudlarkery apprenticeship continues apace:


#274

Love it, Joe

Carinthia.xx


#275

As do I.
Happy buzzing sounds from Northumberland.
Soo xx


#276

Patiently awaiting photies of little ones. :smile:
Soo xx


#277

Yer not the only one, Soo. LadySusan is a Poultry Fan.


#278

First the bad news: it looks like the trainee mudlarks are roosters. One definitely is; he was in full voice today. The other almost certainly is. Sadly they’ll have to go…

The newest chick seems to have disappeared—unless the original sighting was mistaken. I never saw it, so it’s possible. Whatever the truth, there is definitely no chick there now. Millie and Sammy-Hannah still patiently sitting, however! (S-H has revealed a hitherto unsuspected vicious side—approach the nest your peril!)

Bella, however, has come up trumps (unless it’s another bloody rooster…)


#279

First day out in the big wide world


#280

Two new arrivals! Welcome, Violet and Penelope:



#281

Whence came these handsome birds?