Its a fine Monday morning here in Northwest Georgia. It is going to be just as beautiful and warm today as it was yesterday. We had a fine weekend. Shelby got her rabbits out and let them have some time on the grass. We trust Tyler not to run off. He is always very good..plus, well, he is old as the hills...for a rabbit, so I doubt we will see him sprinting around like a spring chicken. ;) He has always been this way, always calm, cool and collected. The other two, especially Peter, we are not so sure about. Buster never seems to mind anything, whatever is going on, he just takes it all in stride. Peter is a bit of a nervous nelly though...so I got out the playpen for these two.
You really don't appreciate how big Tyler is...til he is sitting next to two regular sized rabbits!
Tyler got a really good brushing yesterday along with his time out on the grass. As he has gotten old, he tends to let himself go. His tail was as flat as a beavers tail..so I got the rabbit brush out and fluffed his tail back up and gave him a good brushing on his rear...he was a bit knotty back there. I don't even know if he can reach back there anymore...or if he even cares to. He is five and a half years old now..that is old for a large breed rabbit. They usually dont live past about five. So we help him out best we can in the grooming department.
Tyler easily weighs twenty pounds...after picking him up yesterday I am thinking maybe a few more than that. That is normal for a Flemish Giant.
Shelby has a good time out there sitting with them in the warm sunshine. All three rabbits seemed to be enjoying themselves as well. I always like to see her spend time with her animals. :)
I didnt get a chance to do any practice with the gun this weekend. We were busy with so many other projects with the nice weather. We needed some bales of hay for target practice too...and didn't get around to getting them until Sunday afternoon.
I was beginning to think I had finally finished off my predators with the stuffed chicken body. I decided on buying some chicken drumsticks for new bait. Slice the leg down the side, open up the meat away from the bone and you have a nice pocked of meat to stuff some poison in. Took some twine and bound it back shut.
I put this out Friday night...nothing came.
Put it out Saturday night...nothing came.
Sunday night..something took one of the two drumsticks. Wonder why it took just one? It won't be back for the second one, I can guarantee that.
All chickens staying locked up at night, no free buffet meals here..unless you want to take a dirt nap.
So this is going to be part of keeping chickens, til I can get these last stubborn few to go into one of the houses. Sure would be easier just to be able to go out and close the doors to everything without rounding up the stragglers. Oh well, maybe they will get it eventually.
Friday at the Tractor Supply they will have layer chicks. I plan on being there when the doors open as they have advertized the breeds they will have available. One of the breeds they will have is a breed I have been wanting for some time now. Golden laced wyandottes. Pete is a golden laced wyandotte, but he has no ladies..so we are going to fix that. :) He should be happy come about August when they are grown.