A little catch up of what’s been happening…which isn’t actually a lot. Tiny my little quail chick is 13 days old today and is growing into a big strong boy. I’ll be sad when eventually he flies the nest and joins my other pet quails in the garden. But Tiny needs company and it wouldn’t be fair keeping him indoors on his own. At least he’ll only ever be a few steps away from me in the quail enclosure in the garden.
Big bird my poorly hen is doing a lot better and is going outside on her own in my bottom garden for a couple of hours a day. She seems to be enjoying it. I’ve sorted the infection in one eye but the other is more stubborn. I’m hoping in another week or so that will improve. She’s eating and drinking a lot more, so that’s definitely a good sign.
All the critters are enjoying the weather today. Although it’s definitely not hot, it’s dry and mild with very little wind. Perfect. Twice a day I go up into the woodland which is just an extension of my garden and feed and water the rabble.
My animal count is now 5 bunnies, 2 rams, 13 hens, 2 cockerels, 9 quails, 3 cats and 2 elderly chinchillas who I have had for 14 years. I think I may need to go part time at work if I get anymore rescue critters.
After a morning of cleaning everyone out, I’m now sat with a cup of tea and two buttered crumpets and feeling sleepy 😴.