My beautiful Lady of the House is enjoying the warm sun 🙂
Merry Month of May
We’ve got new chickens! Three more beautiful girls to reinforce our flock of trusty pretty ladies! It’s “Annabelle“, “Emma” and “Nera” (italian for “the black one”). There’s a lot of clucking, chattering and bustle going on in the den right now, and I suppose it’ll take two or three days until everyone has got accustomed to each other and until a new pecking order is established.
That’s animals – they’ll settle this in their own way as they always do, no human interaction required. Main point is, they seem to not fight seriously and they all slowly get used to the new situation. Meanwhile, the newcomers are busy exploring their new surroundings.
My lovely Lady of the House enjoying the morning sunrays in her favourite flower bed 🙂
Hilde’s Visit to the Vet
Lovely Hilde had to visit the vet a couple of days ago – she seemed a little lethargic and passive in the last few days and we wanted to avoid a catastrophe as with Schakkeline at all cost. I assume she wasn’t exactly happy about having to sit in her travel box and being transported in the car, but eventually – after a profound examination and survey – it turns out she might well have been just a little bit lazy… 🙂
Wind Egg or “Cock’s Egg” Explained
Priscilla laid a so-called wind egg the last days, the first one I ever even saw in real life. It’s a complete egg, but with only a membrane, thus just missing a calcium shell. They were called cock’s eggs traditionally since it was believed they were laid by cocks in former times.
Here’s wikipedia’s information on this (german language, since unfortunately the english version isn’t worth a dime).
Good Morning High-Five
Greetings from the Lady of the House 🙂
Poor Lady of the House had to go to the local veterinarian today. She’s still struggling with the infection from her battlefield wounds from a month ago (she’s a big girl – so at least I’m sure she won) and developed a fever over the weekend.
This morning, she was boosted with antibiotics and a painkiller and she seems to respond well to it. Man… that girl was pi**ed… 🙂 Now it’s three days of “no garden”, “no birds” and “no mouse hunting”… Poor girl.
Alternative Chicken Feeder Design
The girls don’t seem to like their store-bought dome feeder anymore for some reason (they tenaciously won’t tell me why). The first reaction to such an exigency is: Googling. I stumbled upon an alternative design within mere minutes and decided to try that out:
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