Flicker’s Lair Blog

Two birds, one stone!

by Heidi on April 20th, 2010
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The weekend didn’t just have people coming and going, we also sold all the quail and another of the ducks, leaving us with only 2 males and 8 females. Having the double benefit of providing a little extra cash and fewer mouths to feed.

One of the remaining female ducks will be travelling with us in the freezer. She has angel wing, which is likely a genetic condition, and as we wouldn’t want to be hatching any of her eggs, why put her through the stress of the move.

We are also hoping to sell 4 or 5 of our Buff Chantecler’s, as right now we are getting far more eggs a day than we can deal with.

My office!

The sheep have kept us guessing, Magda and Peony have been showing all the “signs”, convincing me that they are about to lamb and then crossing their legs! As yet we still have only six lambs on the ground. But they are all doing well and lamb races have commenced.

Connor, gave us a scare Friday evening, behaving strangely, seeming weak and uninterested in his bottle. He looked a little like he was drunk! His stomach looked quite large even though it had been hours since his earlier feed, so in case of bloat I stuck his nose in a bowl of baking soda. A short while later he seemed to be back to his normal self and by his next feed was telling us he was starving! He is growing like a weed and is the largest of our lambs. He is rascal, quite possibly because he is a little spoilt! I am just so grateful that he is doing well.

One of the real blessings of my new job, other than having a very understanding boss is the flexibility. Which means that I can work in my ‘other office’ (see picture) and keep an eye on my ladies and babies at the same time!

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  1. I wish I could work in your other office too – sunshine, lambs and laptops!
    Interesting about the baking soda to help with bloating! Glad Connor is doing so well – he’s too sweet!

    Comment by Emily — April 22, 2010 @ 10:27 am

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