Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bird of Prey and a Calf, We Pray


One of the hens caught a mouse today. She had a good head start before any of the other chickens noticed - I think she may have successfully kept it for herself.

Lariat was officially due to have her calf yesterday, but so far, no baby.  She is looking pretty uncomfortable and didn't eat much tonight, so maybe tomorrow. I  check on her at least every hour during my waking hours and have been giving both cows lots of extra TLC.  It's a bit nerve-wracking, being a cow-doula.

5 comments:

Becky said...

Good luck, Lariat! I can't wait to see pictures of her calf/calves!

It always amazes me how much chickens love to eat mice.

Allison at Novice Life said...

Learn something new everyday! I had no idea chickens eat mice!!

katiegirl said...

I love when my chickens eat mice! Sad that they're better mousers than our outdoor cat....

And come on Lariat!! Don't keep us waiting any longer! We want to see some cute calf pictures!

Becky said...

Any news with Lariat yet?

texwisgirl said...

the hen catching a mouse! that's a new one for me! wonderful!