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November 11, 2018

Our duckling that hatched on his own (albeit really late) has had balance issues, now weakness... will he survive?

 

It snowed for the first time this year! We had done everything to prepare... change the chicken tractors from summer tarps to clear plastic tarps for the winter, put heaters in the waterers, moved the rabbits into the shed for the winter. Now we just had to see how the birds would react.

 

The Cornish Cross are bred to produce meat. A great growing bird - but in the cold of winter, it's a little different. They conserve energy to grow feathers and they don't eat as much. But what would they think of the snow?

 

We harvest peanuts in the last video... now we wanted to make peanut butter. We roasted the peanuts and ground them up in a food processor. But there just wasn't enough peanuts to make peanut butter. So we bought some organic peanuts and completed the task - and although we needed more oil - it tasted great! We grew that!

John Deere and TOMY toys sent our boys a couple tractors to play with - if you want to check them out and get them for your family, please use our links below:

 

TOMY John Deere 4020 Tractor w/ Wagon & Hay Bales: https://amzn.to/2RRmm6n

TOMY John Deere 21" Big Scoop Tractor: https://amzn.to/2AXn248

And now for the duckling... 

 

He was doing so well. Eating, drinking, walking better. We even let him swim a couple times. But we were getting ready to move him out of the incubator and into the brooder and his strength just disappeared. Poor little guy. He was a fighter.

 

I won't forget him.

 

 

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