Daily Farm Update At Farming Friends 10/03/09

Cats – Have postponed taking Stripe to the vet as this may cause him too much stress. He is still limping but eating well and can get around. We had a big cuddle this morning and he sat on my knee for a good 20 minutes.

Cattle – Farmer Steve and Farmer Terry hadn’t finished mucking out the fold yard the other week so finished mucking out.

Ducks – Got 6 duck eggs this morning and packaged them up for Northamptonshire for hatching.

Guinea Fowl – It is sunny here today so the guinea fowl have enjoyed dust bathing in the sun. I have been sent some photos of MeliaMary’s guinea fowl keets in Australia and Mary-Jayne’s guinea fowl keets in South Africa so keep checking back in to see them. In the meantime go to the forum to catch up on their guinea fowl.

Guinea Pig – Guiness has had some fresh straw today and he enjoys hiding in it.

Hens – Got one hen egg in a pile of straw as I was bedding up the farrowing barn for the imminent farrowing of my sows. Got another egg in the old duck hut and one outside the quail hut where the bottom fell out of  the poultry feed sack. We know what that hen was doing when she laid her egg! The poorly hen from yesterday passed away today poor thing.

Pigs – Did a big muck out of the pigs and got the farrowing barn ready. I got up early this morning to check the sows and have been doing so throughout the day and will do so throughout the night.

Quail – Took 6 boxes of quail eggs to Langlands farmshop and helped a quail this morning with a prolapse, no sign of the prolapse tonight. Gave the quail some more straw and they are loving it.

Other Farming Activities – Mucking out fold yard and heifer passage. Packaged up 5 vintage tractor engineer  DVD’s this morning and took another two orders.

5 thoughts on “Daily Farm Update At Farming Friends 10/03/09

  1. I love hearing about cats that cuddle 😉 And I’ve learned a new term: dust bathing! Minou, my boycat, is an expert at that! I’m sorry about your poorly hen. What do you do with them when they die?

  2. Hi Sara

    I am really pleased to hear that you have had some more photos from Mary-Jayne in South Africa. I have been wondering how her keets have been getting on and checking regularly for an update on them. Look forward to seeing the pictures.

    All the best
    MeliaMary

  3. Hi Topveg,
    Can you believe it is their 4th litter. I hope that they farrow in the day and not at night!
    Thanks for dropping by.
    Sara @ farmingfriends

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