Starting from number six there are five new photographs on…

May 4, 2009 in webcams by MrFarmer

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

ALL TOOK AT RUFFORD COUNTRY PARK. LYNNE.

I WONT BE FEEDING THE BADGERS UNTIL 8.45PM

I have not been watching the webcams a lot after I feed the Badgers, so I didn’t realise that the Rooks had been taking most of the Badger bread before the Badgers came out. It was only because some of our Holiday Guests had wanted to go to the hide last night after I had fed the Badgers that I realised. I don’t normally let people go up to the hide after I have fed the Badgers in case it disturbs them, but on looking I could see that there was very little bread left.

The Rook Chicks will leave their nests over the next two days, the 5th and 6th of May so the parents a busily feeding them and will do until they can fly so the Badger food is easy pickings.

All of the twelve Geese and six Chickens are free range now, other than three new Chickens that we got on Saturday. We put all them away at night. The Chickens have got use to being shut up of a night and are all in their house by eightish. The Geese haven’t learnt yet but they are not a lot of bother getting them into their Stable. Hopefully they will learn to house themselves soon. It is nice seeing all of them around the Farm, and our Holiday Guests enjoy them and the fresh eggs that we supply. The Fox is a concern as they will try to get both the Geese and Chickens. Unfortunately that is nature and other than keep them locked up all day there is not a lot you can do about the Fox. Badger also will take Chickens and Geese but as the Badger is rarely out in the day he is not such a threat when they are housed of a night.

All of the first Chicken that we got are now laying eggs. A little small at the moment as this is the first time that they have produced eggs, but they are getting larger. Mind you we have had a couple of double yolkers. At first they were laying here, there and every where, but over the past couple of days they have been going back to their house to lay their eggs. A couple of the Geese are also laying. These we are incubating as we have seen the Gander mating with the Geese.