Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Lots of excitement on the farm today

There was lots of excitement on the farm today.  Some new arrivals .

The first two were born, then Masha stopped for some time, so Jengish called the vet and was talked through how to induce. Fortunately everything we needed was at the pharmacy.   

Once she had a shot, it was only about 1/2 an hour before the next 5 piglets were born.  They all appear to be healthy and strong.  They have all had a good nurse and a nap.  There was lots of interest and excitement as everyone came to watch. 

earlier in the day there was excitement when the Fat dog gave birth.  She had been sterilized,  Emma said it was a treatement that is not yet approved in the US.. hahaha, now we know why . 

the new chicks are very friendly.  This one kept wanting to check out what was going on in the dog house.  The puppies were not settling well and the chickens came to see why. 

Both she and the loudest puppy where happy to be under her wing for a nice warm nap. 

Peter did not do as bad as some of the other chickens .  he only had a small paint spot on his back .  Some of the others did not do quite so well.  Some the paint had dried and there wings have stuck in silly positions and hardened there .. I am not sure yet how I am going to fix this .. Not so sure the Dawn dish soap will do the trick .. we will see.  

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