Sunday, 19 June 2011
STOP PRESS!! CHICKS!!
Eight out of ten eggs - two eggs infertile. Seven of the chicks are pale yellow and one is black (we have some Black Rock hens). We knew they had been born because Goldie was making a gentle clucking noise when we looked last night, but this morning she allowed us a little peep at all eight.
At present I have left her a bowl of chick crumbs but later in the day I shall take her a saucer of chopped hard boiled egg - always a good food for new born chicks and a bit of a pick me up for Goldie who has hardly eaten anything over the last three weeks.
When I do that I shall try and get a photograph so watch this space.
The farmer is walking with his walking group today and I have a friend coming for coffee (her husband also walks with the group). There has been more rain overnight but at least the farmer will not get his bottom wet when he sits down for lunch as I have bought him a waterproof cushion to carry in his rucksack. Now that it has started raining here it does not know when to stop.
Have a nice Sunday. See you this evening complete with photograph (hopefully).