Well it was a very active week around here! Early in the week we decided that most of the little chicks were just getting way to big to be inside and needed to move out into the big girl pen. So we moved 7 of the chicks into the pen with the Australorps. (The Bantams are just too little and stayed inside for a while longer) Next we decided that it was time to move Sebastian and his Mom Bella into the Ladies pen. Sebastian is ready for some full out running and Bella is missing her girlfriends. Last minute we decided it was a little late in the day and we would wait until the next morning....
That night we had a storm... a pretty bad one. We had hail like we have never seen before. Hubby measured hail over 3 inches across! It was loud and scary let me tell you. And our first worry during it all was all our kids! At one point Hubby ran out and checked on Sebastian and Bella and they were in their hut. But at some point they must have gotten scared, as I imagine it was really loud on the metal, and they ran out under a tree. Later after the storm passed we checked again on "Seb" and he was understandably pretty shook up. The next morning he was not moving well, shaky and just not himself. Really had us worried. Hours later still visibly shaky. But finally he seemed to get over it and I am thrilled to say he is back to himself and smiling!
Really had us scared!
But he is ok, even if he needs a scratch now and then...
And just as gorgeous as ever. We did decide to keep a watch on him and leave them both in the Momma pen for a few more days though.
Then the next worry was the new chicks... they had only been out in their new pen in the big wide world one day and then that storm really shook them up!
Like "Seb" they were a little freaked in the morning but now they are doing great and loving the outdoors... especially when they have an eye on a bug! Bugs are great!!
And chillin' in the sun is really nice! Heard at the feed store that a neighbor of ours lost a whole bunch of her chickens due to the hail. Scary!
So we are blessed. Very blessed. All our kids came through just fine. Now the roof, my truck, or trailer, Hubby's tractor, water barrels and lawn furniture... and other smaller items... well not so great. We are now waiting for an adjuster to make a visit and see what the insurance thinks. Hoping that the storms that are coming this weekend won't cause a roof leak. But again we are blessed.. things are could have been much worse. And as long as our fur babies are good.. I am ok...
Hope you have a wonderfully blessed weekend as well. We had a long week and really would love a nice quiet weekend. Wonder if that will happen... hmmmmm.
HUGS and -