Monday, 25 January 2016

Mild weather

We had a hedgehog in the garden this morning,  the smallest of our 3 regular vistors.    I guess the mild weather has made him/her wake up from hibernation.

I threw out a handful of sunflower hearts, which was all I had to hand. While he munched his way through those,  I managed to find the packs of hedgehog food I'd vacuum sealed for winter.  I opened one, it wasn'tquite as pleasant to touch as it had been before vacuuming.  I threw a handful of that out for Hedgy as well, and I was pleased to see him chomp his way through everything.  

I didn't have anything else more suitable to offer. Our catfood is fish, and that's a no no.  We have started one of the cats on a raw food diet,  which would probably have been perfect for Hedgy - but I've only got just enough left to last me until our next lot arrives.

He snuffled off soon after.  I've left the food by the door so we can feed him tomorrow if he comes again - although the forecast is for heavy rain so that doesn't seem very likely.

In other news, musical coops continues.  I always feel sorry for whoever is on their own.  On the plus side, it chance to have a brief cuddle with the lone hen.  I miss hen cuddles, and I hope that as the weather improves and the youngsters come into lay, they'll be a bit more willing to be tamed.



6 comments:

  1. Hi there do you remember me from the omlett forum site I found a bantam chick on the side of the road, cured him of Gagworm with the help and advice of yourself and others on the forum ? he became a beautiful black Pekin cock bird and I called him Ninja regards steve

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    1. Hello Steve! He was one lucky little NInja to have been found by you. I remember the photo you posted on the Omlet forum of him on your shoulder! I've just been back to the forum to have a look at pics of him again. How is the little chap?

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  2. He is lovely, cuddly and fit as a butchers dog, he still loves watching telly next to me in the evenings and spends more time in than out although the doors always open, I rescued a nest of hedgehog babies in the last month, a young swan who had been shot in November and had a 56 kg deer in the back seat of my car in October after a truck hit him but it seems I am the one in trouble now and need to rehome Ninja before going under the knife on Feb 11th I have searched you out to see if, with all your contacts you may be able to help me

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  3. Happy to hear that Ninja is well, sorry to hear you have to rehome him. It might be worth you posting an update on the Omlet forum...requests for rehoming cockerels isn't allowed on there, but it may be that someone can help. If nothing else, maybe someone could take him for a month or two to help out?

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  4. Yes I noticed they don't allow rehoming requests so I didn't know what to do I had a fall in December and although the broken arm healed quite quickly I now have a spinal fusion to look forward to, I will try on omlet but if you hear of anyone please get in touch on 07514918597 thank you and kindest regards Steve

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    1. I don't have a solution - but I Have msgd you from within the forum

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