In an effort to give Thomas as much “eating time” as possible, I’ve been leaving the barn lights on for a couple of hours after dark. When I go out to turn them off, I offer Thomas some feed before bed time. Tonight he wasn’t that interested in the feed but when Chukilla (who’s 175 pounds) got too close to the bowl, Thomas (all 51 pounds of him) would turn around and make a little spit at him.
Thomas has his coat on, everyone (alpacas,chickens and Tiger) has lots of fresh straw, the alpacas have high value hay , all the heated water has electrolytes and the heater is running in the barn just long enough to take the extreme chill off. I think that’s everything we can do short of packing up the farm and moving to Hawaii!
Wishing a happy and safe Halloween to our friends and family.
Uncle.Smoky is happy when the alpacas are out of his way and he can eat out of their bowls. He doesn’t care to eat off the floor like a “common” rooster.
A beautiful day for making hay. And Eclipse thinks the hay is better in her neighbors feeder – LOL
Thank you to the person who left these chicken supplies in the stand. We can never have too many supplies!