Tuesday, 7 April 2009
Is There Anything Better Than a Bath?
EVEN IF IT'S A DUST BATH? I put mite powder in a sand tray full of dirt and sand and plopped it in the run this afternoon. Repecka was in there like a rocket throwing dirt all over herself, and so it went with every hen according to the pecking order. Oh they were so pleased! There's not much dirt left in there, but I will fill it up again and let them have another go on the next sunny day. It is such an ordeal to get mite powder on the hens and this is an easy peasy way of doing it.
Repecka has laid her second egg this afternoon. It was just a tiny little thing of perfection like her last one. This time she went off to lay it while everyone cued up to have a bath (dust that is). She already had hers and so it was an ideal time. No screaming any announcements this time. Repecka just got on with it and came right back out and on with the day. I guess she WILL be giving us a tiny egg every day and still trying to grow to her full potential. Bless.
I am totally in love with these hens. They are charming in their own sweet way. They are unpretencious and silly and yet as centered and intelligent as any animal. I just can't wait to see what they do tomorrow!