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Catch up

So much has happened…

In late January Miley passed away in the night with a horrible screech. Suspected heart attack.

In March we had to put down Snowy bunny as her eye tumour was spreading to her mouth.

Neither Lillypilly goat nor Reba llama got pregnant so we had no babies this year.

After worming the goats in Jan with Notonectin, the results were great , but over the last few days she had been acting strange which made me suspect she's high again. And sure enough she was (see below) will treat her again tomorrow and check again.

  

Today we also got 3 ex battery hens arrive  

  

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Musical pens

A couple of days ago we moved Luna and her 4 (used to be 5 😦 ) peachicks out of the big pen. We had put them in there straight after they hatched 3.5 weeks ago to protect them from crows. 

  
Since the pen had been empty for a while (only bunny and Guinea pigs in there) we figured they’d be lots of bugs for them to catch. Plus we are giving them mealworms. 
However they are now bigger and we worried they needed a more varied diet, so out they went and we are locking them up at night. 

The chooks and ducks go moved back in the big pen and the spare roosters can now  have access to the edge pen.

Later that day the goats decided to also move themselves. We were keen to move them anyway but hadn’t yet. They just jumped the fence and took themselves for a field trip. They are now in their top paddock but only in the small area around their shed. We’ll open up the paddock soon.

Today I also swapped the llamas. The girls went to the street paddock with the view of giving them the hill paddock soon, and the boys went to the chook paddock. 

I should mention that the boys are only Enrique and Orlando as Valentibe was always so stressed we decided to sell him. We found him a lovely per home nearby where he is on his own. He went on trial but seems very happy there.

Two moves

We moved all the ducks and chooks in the pen extension today in the hope of re-vegetating their pen a bit. The incredible amount of rain we’ve had recently means that the big pen is now mostly mud so we are giving it a rest. Hopefully the new area is fox proof enough. 

Sadly the new area is open above And the crows have already started stealing the eggs! 

 

I also transplanted my tomato and cucumber seedlings into bigger pots and put them in the greenhouse.