Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Dove chick

The doves have hatched another dove chick this afternoon :)

There is still 1 more egg to go, so hopefully that hatches too 8)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Jemimas 1st egg!!

Jemima laid her 1st egg today! xD

I found her in the garage yesterday, in the old brooder, so knew it wouldn't be long ... then she laid one in the side passage today :)

They were all FRing in the garden today, Gerald was chasing Nugget, so separated them. The ducks are in the Go in the WIR tonight - still need to get the roof sorted. We went to B&Q earlier but got there too late and they were just shutting :P

Monday, March 22, 2010

WIR roof

Put the roof panels on the WIR today, haven't put the corrugated plastic on yet though.

Got the incy back today (and 2 infra red bulbs 8) ) so its switched on downstairs to check it all still works - getting ready for the eggs in a few weeks :)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

WIR assembly

Finished putting up sides, moved wendy house from old run to new and creosoted it, + put the Go in the WIR :)

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Lewis is rather happy!

Up early + in Brum for 10ish. Me + friend got stopped by some random woman who did market research about 'mens products' - had to look at a screen and they scanned my eyes to see where I looked first, for how long etc then taken to a fake shop and had to point out what I'd buy. Got £5 for doing it!

Then later on a different woman asked us to do some more in the Odeon about chocolate.
"I like you, what are you doing next Saturday" - she wants me to join one of her focus groups about the Museum + Art gallery and get £20! :P

Got home and mothers BHWT bag is here, and I got a letter from Aberyswyth Uni :/ ...
Its a cheque for £48 in expenses for going to the visiting day and about those 2 entrance exams I did a few weeks ago ...

I have gained a "Merit Award"
They're giving me £1,000 and an unconditional offer :O
Doesn't matter what I get in A-Levels ... I can go to Aber! :)))
Lewis is raaaaaather happy

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Settling in + Ducks :)

Cilla's settling in well :)
Had a look in the eglu nest box earlier not expecting it, and found .......

Gerald + Jemima have been running around the garden all day. They've been in and out the tub trugs and ... a few other antics too ;) Could be expecting some ducklings in a few weeks time :P
Jemima showing off her wings:

In the sun:

Saturday, March 6, 2010

New chicken is settling in really well!
Have decided on a name - Cilla the Silkie. Mother has a nickname for her - ChipChip (to go with Nugget)

I put an extra feeder in, just in case she didn't know food was in the grub, but they were both eating from it this morning !

They were both sitting together in the nesting box earlier :)

Best of buddies already!

Hope it carries on like this :)

Friday, March 5, 2010

New chicken

Lewis has a new chicken thanks to a chickeny friend, Tasha - a friend for Nugget :)

She's a black silkie bantam.

Her feathers are soooo cool!
To quote Mother, "high pitched voice Oooooh high pitched voice Where are your eyes!?"

Still thinking of a name - have put her in the eglu with Nugget tonight, will see how they are tomorrow :) - can always separate them if there are any problems.

A few of Nugget:

Thursday, March 4, 2010


I gave Nugget a bath :P

Looking a bit wet! :

Dried off and in the sun :)

Having a gander out the kitchen window: