The front lawn seems to have become a wallowing hole for Naak & Nouy our pink buffaloes! I can sit for hours watching them play in the mud. Naak especially is so affectionate and thrives on human company and likes nothing more than a big hug and a scratch around the ears! They have doubled in size since they came to the farm. They are completely free to roam the farm but always come when called. In a few months time we will try and find a young male so watch this space to see how our pink buffalo family grows!
Mud, Glorious mud...nothing quite like it...........
Naak and 'passenger!'
Here's a quick update on Ethel and her 'babes'. A few Blogs back you can see them a few days afer they were born. Now on to solid food these little rascals are up to all sorts of mischief around the farm. It'll soon be time to start to try and find them good, safe homes.
It's that time of year that we try to discover where our free-range Guineas have laid their eggs, rescuing them from the rain and placing the eggs under willing chickens for 28 days until they hatch. After 'drying' and two days with their foster-mom they are placed in special brooders at constant warmth with vitamin laced food and drink. They will progress through a series of brooders depending on their strength and height until they can be released in about six weeks time to a secure indoor enclosure. After a further two months they will be able to join all the other birds and range freely on the farm.
This little ‘Keet’ is a rarer Lavender bird at just two days old. Lavender Guineas need extra care and attention but this fellow is as strong as the rest!