three little piggies

three little piggies
on arrival

Friday, April 29, 2011

au revoir

We coaxed, cajoled, pushed and shoved but Lennox did not want to leave our ladies. When we were exhausted, Louisa called in the troops and mum and dad came to help. Swiftly they told us to get one of the girls out, we did, lead her onto the trailer, we did. Lennox followed without hesitation. straight on to the trailer. Gertrude came out of the side door, locking Lennox in and voila simple as pie. What would we do without mum's and dad's.
The Girl's had a tear in their eye as they waved their kerchief's. See you in six months Lennox!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Number 5

Number 5, another white star, closely followed number 4. All five are doing well in the brood box and were joined an hour ago by some other day old chicks supplied by Colin. After a brief intoduction they soon went back to sleeping and cheeping.

Number 4

Number 4 completely hatched. It still needed a few more hours in the incubator to fluff up.

chick watch

I've been on chick watch all day and it has been a very exciting day indeed. Feeling the need to consult the oracle, I rang colin at 9.00 am, he soon put my mind at rest. It's not easy being a mother hen!

tweet tweet my lovely

These are what greeted me  at 6 o'clock this morning. The infa red heat bulb distorts the colour. The yellow one is a white star and the 2 brown ones are welsummers

pip pip

Easter Monday the 22nd day in the incubator and the chicks eventually started to pip their way out. By midnight they still hadn't hatched so technically are they Easter chicks?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Lennox has been keeping Bertha and Gertrude company for 5 weeks now. Like most hareems they have had their ups and downs, good days and bad, rows and make ups, a fair few nights in the huffy bed. Hopefully the deed is done. They were both in season when he arrived, showing a particular penchant to Bertha who hasn't been in season since. Without piggy pregnancy test we hope this is a positive sign. Gertrude came into season again 2 weeks ago and became Lennox's favourite gal. If she isn't pregnant we have one last chance this weekend when she is due in season again. Then alas Lennox will go home.