Hello friends and family
We have chicks! The first chicks hatched last Sunday and were doing very well until yesterday when we found one dead with bones stuck in its throat.
Robbie, Stewart and Murray did the rounds on Tuesday and we were joined by Jordana from the Wildlife Hospital in Dunedin. By then we had more chicks and they were all doing well.
On Wednesday I did the Toptip in the morning nd Nicola and Mark came in the afternoon and took all the bee gear away. I have decided to give up beekeeping because I was not doing a good enough job of it. The new people are very keen and I hope they enjoy keeping bees on the farm.
On Thursday Robbie and I did the rounds and we had 10 chicks with more on the way. It has been a windy week and the place is drying out fast
Hiltrun and Elaine came yesterday and we were reminded that we are just bit-players in the lives of our penguins. There were 2 dead chicks - the choked one and another which did not survive hatching. We did find another 17 chicks doing well so far.
Have a great week!