Starting from number eleven there are five new photographs on…

May 18, 2009 in webcams by MrFarmer

Starting from number eleven there are five new photographs on the Photo Page.

Only one person has sent in photographs for the Photo Page. There cant be a Photo Page with out photographs.

ALL TAKEN IN THE MOSS VALLEY NEAR SHEFFIELD
LYNNE.

The Geese intruders have been coming to the Lake most days. Our pair with the Goslings are starting to get use to them and the Gander has stopped attacking them. He just marches back and forward on one side of the electric fence with the intruders on the other. Last year another pair of Geese must have nested by the pond. The area was well over grown that must have given them protection from any predators. This year other than a small area around the pond has been mowed leaving it open. As last year I did consider putting into the pond a floating island made from a pallet so that the intruder could nest. I don’t think that it would be a good idea, especially as this morning the bottom two wires of the electric fence around the Lake were loose where some thing has tried to get into the Lake area.

Some of the Bantams that hatched over the weekend needed a bit of help in breaking out of the shell. Two that I needed to do had nearly broken all around the shell mid morning time. As far as I could see the Chick should not have had any problem getting out. By mid afternoon there was very little movement. On looking I could see that the Chicks were not going to get out as the membrane had dried out and was sticking to the Chicks. On breaking away the shell it looked as if I was to late to save then. I broke most of the shells away and one was having a good try, the other was all but finished, so I removed it from the shell and damped both down with water to get rid of the dry membrane and shell that was restricting their movements. It seemed to have done the trick as both after a good few hours started to look a lot better. Both seem to be alright at the moment. Although there is a chance that they may not survive. One of the two is only half of the size of the other Chicks, it is really tiny. The eggs were an assortment of eggs from various purebred Bantam that may have cross bred, so we wont know what type it is, or any of the other until they get a bit older.