The baby chicks are doing well in their outdoor brooder despite the freezing temps of yesterday. The Cornish X are growing quickly and now weigh approx 9 oz each. The Gold Lace Wyandotte's are not quite as big as the Cornish but they are holding their own.
The baby ducks are enjoying "swim time" daily now and look forward to their afternoon splash fest.
The Bunny Barn continues to be filled with hyper baby bunnies hopping all over the place. New baby bunnies are expected soon, hopefully by Sunday. I am still looking for a loving home for my sweet Cookie Stache. She is a beautiful Palomino mix that was born on the ranch. She is very sweet and loves to be petted. Contact me if you are interested.
Today was a big day for the little ducklings. It was the first time that they have been allowed to actually stand up and play in water. There was alot of splashing and quacking as they slowly figured out how to get in and out of their "pool". Of course all good things must come to an end, so when they were finally tuckered out from playing (and thoroughly wet) I returned to them to their heat lamp and dry quarters to warm up. They continue to grow more every day and I am enjoying watching them discover new and exciting things.
In the Bunny Barn, Oreo is practicing her nest building skills daily in preparation for the birth of her kits next weekend. : )
The baby ducks are growing up so fast. They have almost tripled in size over the past week. They are currently living inside the barn in a contained brooder to keep them warm. Everyday they become even messier, lol. They love to run their beaks into their water dish and then throw water and food all over the brooder.
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