Tag Archives: peacock

Birds

11 Apr

You know, I still keep shaking my head over Mama Phoenix.  She is doing well and figuring out how to get around, but I still just don’t know how.

Mama Phoenix

Poor bird.

I do think there is a possibility that frost bite played a part in her losing her feet, but I’ll never know for sure.  (Update:  Here is a video that shows her progress in walking.

Nugget did lose most all of his comb and wattles, but he’s doing well now.

Nugget

These are the girls with the huge wattles that I was worried about going into winter, and they look good. I guess you just never know.

The peacocks are looking good.  They are enjoying the weather too.

They just think they should have a lady peahen to dance for.

But they don’t fight when there are no girls, so I guess we’ll keep them as bachelors.

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A Spring Day

14 Mar

Monday of spring break was beautiful!  We had sunshine and warmth.

Aurora

The birds were also enjoying the weather.  Widow Goose was taking a bath in the melting snow.

The peacock was enjoying himself.

I have finally figured out a way to tell dad and baby apart–the length of their spurs.  This one is baby peacock.

Odie decided to try going out to pasture.

Odie

She only made it as far as the tree, but it’s a start.  I’m dreaming of the day I get to quit feeding them full hay.

Snickers even decided he could lounge on the deck for a while and soak up the sun.

Snickers

Lily and Cupid really have bonded. In a way I feel bad because Lily is starting to really show her age.  I’m not sure how long they will have each other.

Cupid and Lily

I thought Antigone was being awfully weird sleeping in the snow.  Then I noticed she was in a food pan.

Antigone

Our beautiful weather didn’t last long, but that one sunny day was reallly nice.  We’re still warm, but all the rain has melted almost all the snow, and we’re deep into mud season.

This and That Around the Farm

22 Feb

Buster was basking in the sun.

Buster

Astra thought the butt scratches were nice since she’s too pregnant to be able to reach back there with her horns and do it herself.

Astra

The one day we had a bit of sun brought a couple of birds out to try and enjoy the weather.  I officially cannot tell dad and son peacocks apart yet.  I’m not sure I ever will be able to again.

old red hen and one of the peacocks

Snickers was also enjoying the sun and no wind for a few minutes of deck time.

Snickers

Sky usually sits patiently while I’m doing thing in the barnyard.

Sky

I have no idea what Gidget was doing.

Gidget

Who wouldn’t want to rub their face on an icy snow pile?

Mom and daughter hanging out together.

Litha (back) and Reva

Bob toes…just because.  It looks like he needs some lotion, or he could just lounge in the house all winter.

They all make me smile.