Wednesday, July 31, 2013
The Aussie chook nut rises...after almost a year of absence. Life eh? Things just happen.
A fair bit has gone down in the Fibro Majestic over the past year; there was a bad patch of under-employment, a cracker of an elbow injury (tennis AND golf, on both sides, would you believe - not bad for someone who hates ball games) and a general depletion of the happy chemicals that keep you wanting to get out of bed in the morning. All good now - new job (ace job, in fact), iceberg-slow healing elbows (but healing all the same) and an upward turn in the happy chemicals department. All makes for a finer outlook and renewed interest in life -- and pretty much parallels what's been going down in the Summer Palace.
The girls are getting on you know; almost all of them are 7ish, give or take six months. Things were looking a bit dire for them over summer - they were loosing condition and the super hot days nearly knocked a few of them off the perch. Lucky for them they have 24/7 medical care at the door - well, at our back door, in a special emergency sick bird cage. We nursed and nursed and got them through. Turns out they had a bad case of cockadoodle-iosis, hadn't been wormed since who knows when, and were low in vitamins. Oh and stress - heat stress, was the final straw.
Anyway, they are bright and happy again and just to make us proud, have started laying again! We're getting two a day a the moment - one from Pippy the Terror and one from Fluffy Bum. Who'd have thought it would be those two who broke the ice? We're waiting for the 'young ones' to get stuck in now - Blossom should be back at it soon and the odd little Amelia who continues to astound us with her agility and flight (and her bossy nature - poor Gum Nut is as down-trodden as ever).
Here are some pics of the girls taken over the summer. Not much keeps Fluffy down - must be all those feathers :)
Posted by Jacqui at 10:33 AM