Today the goat lady came by. She gave both Juju and Maggie shots and also wormed them. And then the painful part. All three babies got their little horn buds burned off. I had to hold them very tight while she held the burn thing to their heads and counted to 12 ( For each horn bud) When done, I stuck a bottle full of warm milk in their mouth and they sucked them dry. Well, Sage wont take the bottle so I put her back with Juju and she went right up the the milk bar and nursed. I watched them, and within 10 minutes or so, they where skipping about.
The broody hen. I try and see if she has any eggs under her but she is ninja quick and I don't want to have my hands pecked to the bone. Which makes me wonder. When a rooster and a chicken do their thing (wink) is enough sperm deposited to fertilize all the eggs that the hen will lay, as she lays one every other day. Or is there a whole bunch of eggs in the hen and all the eggs get fertilized at the same time and she just lays them one at a time? Or is the rooster visiting her daily? Also, I'm going to start calling my chickens chooks. That's what they are called over in Australia. I like how that word sounds