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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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Some of the Critters

16 Feb

The animals are much better at not whining about the weather than me.

Maybeline

Of course, they just order room service and hang out in the barn all day.

Myson

I was afraid Nugget was going to lose half his comb and half his wattles, and it looks like the wattles have already fallen off, but the comb is looking a little better now.  Although, I still think he’s going to lose quite a bit of the points.

Nugget and ladies

The peacocks are working hard to grow their tails out.

Everyone else is just hanging around or butting heads.

Cookie

You know, because they aren’t the ones doing chores.

They just get to stand there and munch away.

In the Coop

23 Nov

The birds are all doing well.

I’m not sure I can tell dad and baby apart anymore.  I might be able to next year when they get their tails grown out.  Dad’s should still be longer.

Nugget is still nice to me.  I did ask my niece, and she said that none of the birds Nugget hated turned out to be roosters, so I have no idea why he was determined to kill those three.

Nugget

This is the Easter egg hen (in front).  She gives me pretty mint green eggs.

It’s nice to be home on Thanksgiving break, so I can see the chickens.  They are ususally rooster by the time I get home to do chores.  The one below is a Dominique.

The two geese are doing well.  My old man gander is much happier when the goose is not on a nest. He much prefers to have her hanging out with him.

I hope he makes it through the winter and she can actually hatch a couple goslings next summer.  She wouldn’t like to be the only goose on the farm.