Just a quick update on the chicks. They are a month old and SO BIG! I don’t get to handle them very much since Hope calls the shots and doesn’t like them to leave her side. Most of them are extremely wary of humans, but some of them can be persuaded to eat a meal worm out of my hand. Luna seems to be the friendliest and Pippa is fairly calm once she is caught, which is not easy. I managed to grab Lucy last night and brought her into the house for a visit, which quickly turned into a wild chicken chase – she flew off the countertop and ran all the way upstairs, downstairs and then back upstairs before the CE and I managed to corner and catch her.
Autumn started laying those confounded wind eggs again, which, after her bout with egg yolk peritonitis, is not a good sign. So we took her into the vet yesterday and she received a Lupron shot and a calcium shot.
After her doctor appointment, Autumn stopped by a local bookstore to hang out with the proprietor.
No word from Autumn on what she’s currently reading, but I suspect it may be something like “100 Ways to Hide from a Hawk”. That young Red-Tailed Hawk has become a permanent fixture overhead, so we can only let Hope and the chicks out of the pen when they are closely supervised. It’s not easy to be a chicken!