The worm and the bud

For a long time this person:

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has been courting the hens through the fence. Today he found himself inside the fence and spent all day strutting in the hen run.  June was a bit affronted by this display competition:

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but April was oblivious to the down side of this incursion:

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Gapeworms are a type of roundworm; they attach themselves to the trachea (throat) of chickens where they impair breathing resulting in the birds gasping (gaping). Young birds are particularly susceptible and can become infected by sharing space with wild birds such as pheasants. Fatal if not treated.”

Tomorrow we have to move the chicken runs on to a new patch and then stop all random feeding while they spend seven days on pellets impregnated with Flubenvet.

On the upside, we were right in our shit analysis:

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Meanwhile May is happy to have new grass to eat but is not too sure about this hen run she is in – how about a nice purpose made shed she suggests:

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These lambs might look like all the other lamb pictures but they are lodging in our field – which has been reserved for the most fragile ewes and offspring:

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Meanwhile, spring has sprung

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Grape vine growthing:
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Fig:
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Kiwi fuit:
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Strawberry:
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Aubergine:
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Now, what you have been waiting for, Chick Picture Of The Day. Today’s Chick Picture Of The Day features a chick meeting, for the first time, A Meal Worm [Hoping it will never meet a Gape Worm]:

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