Daily Farm Update At Farming Friends 12/02/09

Cats – No sign of the strange new ginger cat. I can see why Fluffy has been wary of Stripe now as the Ginger cat looks abit like Stripe.

Cattle – One of the black cows is close to calving. It will be just our luck that she calves in the night when it is snowing!

Ducks – Got 6 duck eggs this morning. The ducks were not happy when snow stopped their play! Managed to break the ice in the ducks container so that they could have a dip and dunk their heads today.

Guinea Fowl – My guinea fowl do not like snow so I had to be quick rounding them up at lunchtime when it started to snow. Managed to get them all into the hut.

Guinea Pig – Guiness has been very snug hiding in all the straw today. I know he is there as he squecked as I walked past.

Hens – Got 2 hen eggs this morning and 1 cracked hen egg due to a thin shell. I think that some of the eggs have thin shells as the hens are getting old. I have grit in a tub for them at all times.

Pigs – The pigs are growing fast and looking well. It is verywarm in the barn with the straw and the body heat from two adult sows and nine young pigs. I often have to take my hat and coat off when I am mucking out as I get hot. one of the pigs nearly went for a walk in the fold yard tonight but I am glad that she changed her mind as I didn’t want to have to chase her around in the snow. I don’t know what pigs think of the snow, do you?

Quail – One of the quail had passed away this morning which was sad as they are looking healthy. Quail seem to be susceptible to illness when they are kept on soil.

2 thoughts on “Daily Farm Update At Farming Friends 12/02/09

  1. Hi Martin,
    Thanks for letting me know about your pigs enjoying the snow. What breed are they? Mine are Saddlebacks. I will email you and then you can send me the photo as I would like to see it. Thanks. Kind regards
    Sara @ farmingfriends

  2. OUR PIGS LOVED PLAYING IN THE SNOW BUT THEY WERE EXTRA HUNGRY AT FEED TIMES AS THEY ARE OUTSIDE , I HAVE A PICTURE OF HAPPY PIGS IN THE SNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT .

    THANKS MARTIN

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