Some of my Critters
Here are a few of the critters about the place. They are what get me up in the morning. They demand little more than to be fed and watered and treated with kindness. They give back joy to me.
This is my flock of one. The only one that hatched out of a incubator group of 40. It turned out the temperature was not high enough. I recently tried to move it into the chicken coop but it was not comfortable there. The other hens did not attack it but they let it know it didn't belong so it was aways trying to hide. I was not going to move it back into my kitchen so I decided to put it in a cage of its own in the rabbitry.
I think this white chicken is a banty hen. Time will tell. I have a couple of white banty's in the hen house that a friend gave me.
I seldom name my animals so this chick is nameless. We have as nice a relationship as you can have with a hen. When it was in the kitchen she sat with. and on, me as we watched TV. She was learning to stay perched on my shoulder. I thoughI might let her think she is a falcon. I bet she misses TV in the shed.
As soon as I open her cage she wants to step out onto my hand as you can see in the photo.
This is my latest batch of bunnies. The other older batch of seven black ones are in the rabbitry. This group is in the basement of the house with their mother for now. I wish they would stand still long enough for me to take a clear picture. I resist picking them up but if I put my hand in their midst they will cuddle against it and lick it. They are so damn cute. There are six in this bunch . One black, one rusty one and four white ones. The white one with the grey nose and tail is my favourite.
This is Babe at the basement door. She is there every morning waiting for me to emerge with the feed. She has a name because she is really June's pig. She begged for one that she could keep as a pet when they were born. It turns out she is more my pet. If I was more practical Babe would be in the freezer supplying us with pork this coming year. Instead, she has a date with a boar so she can be productive by having a litter, her first.
My other sow, Babe's mother, will get the same date with some stunning boar.
"A pimping I will go, a pimping I will go, . . . . . . . . ." I wish I didn't have to arrange these things.
I certainly don't have to arrange a breeding for my cats. I thought I had them down to a manageable number when "Oops, she did it again!" Mother cat had a litter down in the shed and brought them to the kitchen when she wanted them weaned. And then, "Oops, another cat did it". She had a litter outside and dropped two very little kittens at the back door. They are still in a nest I made in a closet out of the way. I believe one kitten from the first litter and the two from the second are missing from this picture. You do the math. Too many!!!
I need to find out from someone how I can get blogger to let me post more than four pictures at a time.??? Any help out there.
Besides this group of critters I have the following, all named by others: a cow, Daisy, and a heifer, Lucy, another sow, Ruby and my dog, Ben, and my neighbour's dog, Blackie (we share). Sadly, Blackie has gone missing but I still have a little hope! I would have liked to include them.