Tag Archives: nest

Hide and Go Seek Hen

11 Jul

I couldn’t find my little phoenix hen.  I was really worried because of all the issues I’ve had with predators.  I found her though!

This explains why I haven’t found many eggs lately.  I thought it was because I started shutting them in at night.

Holy moly!  There’s sixteen eggs under there.  Only four of them are hers.

Great.  I wonder how many are roosters.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my side bar.

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Who’s Sitting?

4 May

I only have two girly gooses left.  They’ve laid a lot of eggs.

Now the African goose is sitting on the nest.

I’m a little worried about how many they might hatch.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of the side bar.

Baby Birds in the Barn

31 May

I was walking through the barn when I heard babies.  I love the little barn swallows!

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I started looking to see which nest they might be in.  But I didn’t see them.  I listened and tried following the sound.

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Soon I was face to face with Myson.

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He really wondered what I was looking at when I was ducked beneath his chin to take pictures.  Do you see?

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The nest is just in the corner.

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I’ve never seen barn swallows lay their eggs down low like this.  I’m guessing it’s because we are so dry.  They can’t find mud to make their nests in the rafters.

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If my goslings have a slim chance of making it to adulthood, I’m afraid these little ones will have an even tougher time.  I never saw an adult dive-bombing Myson or me when we were near.  This afternoon when I went through to check Joani, I could still hear them behind Myson again, but no parent was around.  Poor things.

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