Broodville Revisits

Surprise: Goldie is brooding again. Going on day 18, so it won’t be long before she’s out of that nesting box and carrying on with her demands for spaghetti and cheese again. I give it two more days, to be exact.

In other news:

– Found worms in Marge’s droppings two weeks ago; immediately scoured the internet for identification and treatment recommendations, and de-wormed the entire flock. To be followed up with another hit of a broad-spectrum de-wormer next week. Which means no eating of eggs for the entire time, plus another three weeks afterward. This is the most disconcerting part! Do you know what it’s like to throw those beautiful golden nuggets away? Well, at least it’s only one hen’s production being trashed, since the other two are on sabbatical. But it’s still a bummer. Their health is the number one priority, though.
– Still no eggs from Mabel. Zippo. Zilch. It’s been three months for the green egg layer. Either she had worms, too, or she’s doing a strange, late-season molt. Or she’s just taking a break in the extreme Florida summer heat.

Soon, we’ll be back in the 3-eggs-a-day world again. Sigh. Dream.

The chickens are influencing my pottery designs.


2 thoughts on “Broodville Revisits

  1. Good luck, Farmer Sher, with your girls. I know you will make them all better again. Beautiful pottery bowl you made! Love it. Love you, Mom

  2. Ah, yes – worms. Ours have had those – thrashing around in the poo. Glorious, and stomach churning.
    We now de-worm twice a year.

    Also tried it in on our wild birds – and it seems to work. All about getting the dosage right.
    No more coughing, sneezing starlings! Now they eat us out of house and home.

    Be careful what you wish for!

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