We’d like to welcome into the LTD Farm world our first little goat-lettes, called kids. Metallika had TRIPLETS on Thursday morning, all on her own!
Her babies resemble their father in coloring, but have their momma’s tiny ears. What a cute cute combo. There are two girls and a boy. This is the first time Metallika has had triplets, and such a lovely entrance into our spring season. Welcome to the world little Nobella, Segway and Prince!
Our summer turkey babies, which we call “turks,” are here as well. We have a brooder box in the bathroom to keep a close eye on them during these tender first days of life. Unfortunately, the local hatchery sent our babies through the mail. They were supposed to be delivering straight to our neighborhood feed co-op, so the newly hatched would be less traumatized in transit. This journey through the mail came on a very cold part of March, and was very hard on these little turks. Half of them have died in the first two days. As cute as the idea of chicks coming in the mail is, this is far from ideal, as the post office can’t handle live animals very well. We will be getting another order from the hatchery, in a month. ON THEIR TRUCK, no mail deliveries again!