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… 🙂
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).
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.
Have you ever picked up a piece of wood from the ground in a shadowy place in the garden and noticed the lots of insects and worms wildly crawling around beneath it? Why not do that on purpose for the chickens? It seems to be called a “chicken board” and it’s as simple and as unremarkable as that.
Well, as you can see, mine is not exactly a “board” but any flat item of reasonable size will do. Just place it on the ground in a shadowy and damp place and move it every 3-4 days, revealing the accumulation of delicious treats below. Your chickens will love the all-you-can-eat buffet of yummyness served to them!