Hello friends and family
Tuesday was a great day. We started the micro-chipping at this colony and the chicks were looking fabulous. The first nest has gone post-guard, so the chicks were home alone. Some them have moved to a different nest box so it can be exciting to find them looking healthy, but not where we expect them to be. We have a number that are just under the expected weight and put it down to the impact of Diphtheria, so the weekly weight monitoring is paying off.
The wee chick getting supplementary feeding at the nest has doubled its weight and one of the big ones has tested positive for Malaria. It is also being treated with Malarone at the nest.
Thursday was another cracker with sunshine and Dom cooked hamburgers for the team for lunch. Yum! A few more of our chicks tested positive for Malaria so treatment will start next week when the results are confirmed by the university.
Thursday was also the day when we received the total nest numbers through the media.
Breeding pair numbers:
Hiltrun and Trii came up on Saturday and we braved the wind gusts to monitor the chicks and Hiltrun did some weed whacking while Trii watered the plants.
Have a great week