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Posted: Wednesday 4 July, 2007

by Rosemary at 8:41pm in Poultry 2 comments Add your own

Due to our impending holidays and poultry accommodation shortage, we decided to put the little cheeps in with the big cheeps. We moved them two nights ago and this morning, I was all ready to despatch Dan on a poultry house search, so that I could take my four "babies" away from those evil big cheeps. I can't say that I have every felt much for our hens but I have become rather attached to the four little cheeps - they are quite tame. Dan reminded me this morning that I'll probably be eating at least some of them.

The little cheeps are obviously feeling a little intimidated by their larger half-siblings and do over react a bit when a big cheep comes close - by hiding under the feeder, for example. However, I spent a wee bit time this morning watching them all and there doesn't seem to be any systematic bullying - a big cheep will have a peck at a wee cheep if it comes close but they aren't being kept away from food and water and the big cheeps don't go looking for them.

I'll keep an eye on them - but I haven't ruled out sending Dan on a house hunting expedition just yet.

Comments

claire

Thursday 5 July, 2007 at 8:46am

part of loving is learning to let go. . . .

Wanda

Friday 6 July, 2007 at 9:37pm

I am just like you Rosemary! I was born and raised on a ranch and still have a soft spot for anything hurting the wee babies of any kind. Some are just special!

We are still having hot weather. Over 100 degrees. It was 102 degrees for our 4th of July holiday.

Our potatoes, onions, tomatoes, peas, and strawberries are growing very nicely. We have ate a lot of rhubarb and strawberries the past few weeks.

Have a great day!

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