As most of our readers know, part of the fun of this blog is that we are basically new at the whole hobby farming/sustainable living/prepping for the end of the world thing. Plus we are both southern California natives–and that means everything you think it means. Mychael was a beach beauty/part time model/girl from Long Beach and I was the basic SoCal counterpart to that growing up. Not farmers. Not ranchers. So this whole thing is completely out of our element for us.
Enter–antibiotics for chickens with eye sores.
MicrocynAH Opthalmic Gel
Took us a half hour to find this stuff at Tractor Supply. Wandering through the aisles of equine medicines, electric fencing materials, air compressors and coveralls. I always feel like a retard. Finally, we found the chicken medicine section.
You see, the current batch of chicks have been getting beat up by our Plymouth Rocks. (That’s a chicken breed, if you don’t know). They get pecked around the eyes a lot and it looks pretty bad. So we are shoring up the area where the chicks live, and Mychael and Kenna applied this stuff to them today.
I took some pictures, and also played around with some editing/overlays.
Headed out to the coop.
This is the little holding pen the chicks live in during the day
First one wasn’t too bad
This one had pretty bad eye sores.
And the worst one.
A little TLC from “mommy” and Kenna, and they were feeling much better.
44, pregnant out to here, no makeup, pony tail, and I still can’t take my eyes off her (or the camera).
And the last one gets put back in the pen.
Here’s a few more around the bird run and surrounding area I took.
And finally, more on the bowhunting season saga. I have a Barnett Recruit crossbow that, when shooting target arrows puts together groups like this every time:
No bigger than the vitals area of a deer.
Now, I don’t know whats going on. I have used this crossbow for 4 seasons now and always do well with it. No matter what length or brand of bolt I use. But I have now missed–flat out MISSED several deer this season. I put this group together today, just to take the picture. Same rough distance from the target as my blind is from the feeder. The only difference is, obviously when I am shooting at deer I have broadheads on the end, not target tips. I actually saw one bolt leave the weapon and go way to the right immediately out of the chute. If you know anything about bow hunting, what is going on here? The sight picture is exactly the same. I don’t jerk it. I am not breathing hard. I can’t figure it out.
Anyway, please keep an eye on your email if you are subscriber. We have some new products coming for Christmas. And don’t forget to check out the store site in the meantime. You might see something you missed before.
Ljubomir Store Site
Take care, and happy farming.