carl and pete are being dickheads tonight.
Carol · Jun. 25, 2010
chewie is spending his first night out with the barn guys and pete and carl keep chasing him. i think it is because he is crying and wants back into the bunny room. i finally went and got the poor little bugger and shut him in a stall for the night. it means all of the goats will have to sleep in the under cover area but until chewie settles and is not so upset, (like when they quit chasing him)..thats how the cookie crumbles at saints tonight.
anyway..once i put him to bed, carl started chasing gilbert next...thats right carl...pick on the little not so bright fat boy..that shows a ton of class. oh well he will get his own back again...monday is shearing carl day..it is also shearing sheep day but the sheep have been very good so it is in my mind a necessity for them not a punishment like it is for carl.
amos the donkey, is periodically crying, my neighbors are going to really love me now....i think he is lonely in this new place tonight. he is confined in the used to be blind goat pen with just an uncover area instead of a stall til the new goat pen is closed in and the cows move over one stall. he has to be confined because he is a fully intact male and does not get his gelding until the first week in july. so he is going to be lonely for a while. BUT...he has much closer proximity to the other animals then he did..the cows are quite fascinated by him and are keeping him company thru the fence. he has 2 large pressure sores on his nose from the heavy chain pulling down on his halter. i am going to see if i can find something to put on them to help them heal and feel better soon... in the meantime we will keep a halter off of him...removing the pressure is half the battle to getting something like that to heal.
i checked the chickens...they really stink..but they seem happy enough..it is a pretty small house for them tonight but tomorrow i will let them out in the little yard.
all of the bunnies look pretty happy tonight...so that is good too. the 4 meat rabbits have never touched the ground so they are all playing and bombing around.
we successfully bonded stevie (who lost his best friend stu a couple of months ago) with a little female lop that tammy has named amber.
the other three are unneutered males and need to be fixed before i can start trying to bond together so they currently are all in cages. if we can bond them together we will actually only have one new rabbit run to clean so that is ok.
so here are the names we already have...
2 of the flemish giant meat females names are..willow and hazel...we need 2 more tree names to go with them.
amber is named and is partnered with stevie.... and the little boys are all named...billy, ray and bob.
but the 11 battery hens all need names and they all look exactly alike to me so not sure how to tell them apart..do you think 11 identical hens can all share the same family name and not feel unimportant?...one of them is injured but i am not sure which, there was fresh blood in the transport carrier when we got home. i am hoping once they are all out tomorrow, i can get a better look at them individually.
tyra just ate an ice cream sandwich with me again tonight so that is good news.