Mostly good things have happened At Tatum Hills over the past week or so... Our three chicks are now having regular outings with mum and loving it, though mum only allows them out of their pen for a few minutes at the time. Hopefully that means that mum likes the nursery pen and feels safe there!
The halter training sessions with the llamas are progressing nicely. Carol is scared of ropes but has a Labrador-like food motivation. I decided to go without ropes, just the halter and lots of food... Seems to be working.
Of this year's babies, Spot is the least compliant. Though he loves pats he hates anything over his nose. Valentine lets me put the halter on without complaints every time, so I might take him for a walk around the place soon, with his mum who's also hater trained.
But the Golden star goes to Medelia who turns one month today. Even though she's not very fond of pats, she let me halter her without complaints today for the first time... So proud of you girl!
Lastly, Roger gets to spend a night in the house, with hot water bottle, meds and vitamins. He looked very slow this morning, so even if he seemed 90% recovered tonight, I thought I'd better spare him the night chills.
Hopefully he just got a bit cold and is feeling bad from moulting... Will be listening out for his loud crowing in the house in the morning!
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