Transfer Day

Mitzvah in lampshade with sloth

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

(March’s “Worm Moon,” Waning Gibbous @68.2%”; April’s full “Pink Moon,” rises @4/16.)

It’s taken too long today to connect with the internet, so this is a brief hello. I hope to fix the lagging connection problem soon.

Three chicks in my garage are ready to fledge. Yesterday I cleaned the transition coop in the chicken yard, and today will move the youngsters into it. They’ll spend about three weeks interacting safely with the current chicken residents, before a release to join the flock.

A second trio of babies is ready for moving into the large brooder that today’s chicks leave behind. In three weeks, this second group will fledge and go into the outside transition coop.

Ahead, is one more group of tiny chicks, a repeat of these three-week turnovers. I might keep as special pets a couple of these babies. One is blind in an eye, the other missing enough back feathers to become a pecking target. I’ll watch, see how they’re doing, and decide their futures.

For sure, I’m making a resolution. I’ve done my share, will not rescue another chicken!

Dear Friends: Now Mitzvah runs freely, and next week will dump her hat. Diana

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