Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Good News and Bad News

 So sorry I haven't been posting.  Things have been busy and my husband and I went on a three day camping/fishing trip with my dad and some friends.  I'll post pictures of the trip when I can.  For now I want to get the bad news out of the way first because I don't want to dwell on it and would like to end on a good note.  Our beautiul Midget White turkey tom was killed last night.  We think it was an opossum that somehow got into his pen.  :(  I'm very upset about his death.  He followed us everywhere when we worked outside, talked to me constantly and would even threaten other people (not dangerously, just showing how tough he was) if he though they were going to get us lol.  We will miss our TomTom.

 Now on to some good news.  Our wonderful little Muscovy hen has hatched out another set of ducklings!!  That's a total of close to twenty five just this year so far!!  She had nine (surviving, don't recall the number that actually hatched) in her January hatch and fourteen in this hatch!!   Sadly she lost some of them and now has nine (which is how many she had last time that survived so we think she just can't keep more than that warm so next time we will steal some of them and brood them ourselves) making a total of eighteen surviving ducklings this year.  Here are some pictures.


 The second good news is that our young Buckeye hen has hatched out her very own chicks!  She has hatched seven of them (this is her first time) and so far they are all thriving.  She is very protective of her babies.  She will even attack us if we try to handle them.  They are so cute. 

 What are you hiding miss hen?

 Seven beautiful chicks.
Chrome saying hi to momma and babies.

So cute how the chicks climbed up on the log to follow her.  :)

Sorry I haven't updated in so long.  I will try to do better.  I have garden updates to make and I'll share pictures of the camping trip too.  :)


  1. Sorry about your tom turkey - very sad . . .

    But beautiful ducklings and chicks - thanks for the photos!

  2. Poor Tom Tom! wonderful little chicks and ducklings though. i never realized so many could be hatched out in such a short time. Hope your camping trip was good.

  3. I'm sorry about Tom :( But congratulations on ducklings and chicks :)


  4. Sorry to hear about your turkey, I hope you have another tom as listening to him gobble in the background of your videos makes me laugh.
    Cute chicks and ducks, congrats!

  5. Sorry about Tom Tom:( But yes, the new babies are sooooooooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!


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