whatta day yesterday.it is such a good thing i have such a problem with shortterm memory.. i don't remember who... but i sure remember the jist of the internet comments.. i think it went like this....#5 ( cinco) is just being left to die....carlene is not paying any attention/...cinco is starving.... dr pol had a calf that wouold not suckle and he passed a tube..why doesn't carlene take cinco tothe vet and hqve them pass a tube and feed her,,, she should be at the vet's... we gave money for the fun fund so we should be able to tell carlene what to do... and it went on from there....perfectly well meaning people jumped on the bandwagon because one or two people love to churn up trouble for trouble's sake...and they love to end with "i'm not going to donate to sdp anymore therefore sdp will collapse."
i don't do this on a regualr basis but i can sort the chicken brick donations by name, and the persons who start this kind of thing always threaten to stop donating but their name is noticeably not on the list of donors....
it is always someone who has one slightly related fact in thier heads.. like DR POL and his calf.. then applies that negatively to whatever i have .. or am doing.
in this case they did not know we had been bottle feeding cinco ever y 45 minutes all night long.... lord knows tehre are still plenty of complications that have ior could happen- aspirTION PNEMOINIA IS ONE OF THEM,,,, but we are on it... and she is getting better at nursing -- i..e. less of it is coming out her nose.... now.. thAT NOSE COMMENT WILL PRECIPITATE ALL SORTS OF CLEFT PALLET COMMENTS.. PLEASE SAVE YOUR EMAILS.. I HAVE ALREADY CONSIDERED THAT.. AND ALSO CONSIDERED WHAT DIFFERENCE WOULD THT KNOWLEDGE MAKE TO THE WAY WE ARE HANDLING IT. WHAT WE ARE DOING IS MAKING HER HAVE MORE MEYENBERG PUPPY FORMULA IN HER TUMMY... AND YESTERDAY MEGAN GOT HER ATTACHED TO A NIPPLE.. WHICH MAy or may not have made her get any mommy milk in the tummy... but the concept was progress. so lets leave it at that...
I MAY HAV GOT 2 CC's OF COLOSTERUM IN HER BY SYRINGE WAY BACK AT THE START... LET US HOPE....
A CP SENT THIS WELCOME EMAIL....
Good morning , hope this finds you well rested after all the activity!
I liked the #5 update, mostly I liked the fact that you pointed out the reality of the situation. I agree with you, something seems not right, maybe lack of oxygen, dunno if there are “dummy pups” like there are “dummy colts”, but, in the end Mother Nature decides & all we can do is offer what we feel like is the proper level of support.
We had a dummy colt and it was heartbreakingly exhausting. It was our 4th born, we were young, dumb, & we thought invincible. Thought we could “over come the odds”, we stimulated it, held it up to nurse, bottle fed, walked it, but, after four days Nature won, we lost the colt & the mare was ballistic. In retrospect at an older and hopefully wiser age we would’ve let the inevitable happen without our interference prolonging the end. But, it’s a damn hard call to make & NO one except those with the “hands on” the situation can make the decision.
That said, WHATEVER decision you make it’s the right one & no one has the right to question.
Hubby & I talked about your situation we just had to shake our heads in wonder at how MUCH harder your job is being on camera.
NOW GETTING BACK TO REALITY AND THE CHICKEN BRICKS 110 PEOPLE DONATED WED AND 92 ON THIURSDAY AND 5 ALREADY TODAY SO IT LOOKS LIKE WE WILL SELL OUT THE 2100 (?TODAY?) WHICH HELPS WITH OUR PAYROLL AND GET IN TO "THE PURPLE EGG DIVISION " WHICH SUPPORTS TEH FUN FUND I.E. THOSE THINGS NOT NECESSARY BUT FUN.
FACT... WE HAVE STEADILY SOLD OUT EVERY MONTH SINCE 2012-- SOMETIMES WE BARELY SKATE THRU-- LIKE ON HOLIDAYS-- BUT PEOPLE DO WATCH AND THROW IN AN EXTRA $10 OR SO AT THE LAST MINUTE IF THEY CAN..
IT IS PURELY A GROUP EFFORT...AND OUR RECIPIENTS SAY A BIG THank you.
the palace de poulet- report....-- with diffficulty i have constructed the nesting boxes from over 200 pieces (reality... alot of those were nuts and bolts...) i have put it where you can see each hen ...if that is where they go to lay theri eggs.
.now.... before the crowd gets all excited,,, you need one nest for every 5 hens... they share.
we are within days of enabling our group to come see their new "digs"..
now to figure out how tohve the perches where they would want them , you can see them ... and we can still get around in the coop..
egg facts--- by rumor... each hen lays an egg every 36 hours
our 20 baby chicks are looking alomost mature
teh 20 were to be all girl chickens, but i think i see at least one rooster we didn't have before...
roosters qare not necessary foir egg laytng...
they are if you want ot have fertile eggs
and i don't know exactly how that works with eggs and shells and things like that.
someone will expoolain , i am sure.
not all hens sit on eggs to hatch them... broody hens do.
how could i forget... the end of a commercial egg carton has teh date done withthe julian calendar numbers
ny sells white eggs ... boston brown ones... they are aol the same egg wise.
and 3 chickens at 3:00 pm on the first sunday of every month are chosen to select the new member of the shatupon society at crazy acres !!
that is this sunday