Some of the bunnies got mini bell peppers today. A treat from my mom, who sends some of her old vegetables home with us for the rabbits. The rabbits love the bonus treats.
I candled the duck eggs after the fact. One has no development at all (despite having been in the nest for a while now - I think it's a dud) and the other has just a tiny little embryo and the start of blood vessels. We'll give them a shot at hatching anyway just to see if they make it.
None of the eggs from last week hatched. At first I suspected it was because of the hatching incubator. For some reason it wouldn't hold humidity and the heater is running hot. I've added more water and adjusted the towel in the bottom in hopes that next week's hatch does better. It includes Betty White's egg, which I candled and it is alive and well in there as of going into the hatching incubator. When I broke the dud eggs there was nothing in them - so maybe just bad luck picking eggs for that hatch? I hadn't candled them before putting them in the hatching incubator last week.
Our forecast (with the exception of a high of 70 on Saturday) is looking solid as highs in the 60's and lows in the 40's for the 15 day forecast. That means it's going to be June and still too cold to plant the garden spaces. Ridiculous! I'm impatiently awaiting summer and warmth. On a positive note, at least we're not experiencing flooding.
We are closing in on the big spay/neuter day for the nearly-six-month-old kittens (June 10). We still have two that are not spoken for. Ginger Bear (male, white with orange spots) and Blue Star (female, white with blue spots) are still looking for forever homes. So far they have nothing lined up for after their big surgery day. Both are pre-spoiled and well loved. No bad manners, completely polar opposite personalities though. He's lovey and wants to have your attention, and she only likes #3 and ignores most everyone else. We're also still looking for a home for their dad, Netherquartz, who is neutered and ready to go right away. Again, no bad behaviors, sweet guy, loves everyone, but would do best as the only male cat in the household. If you are looking for a kitty, or know someone who is, let us know! Netherquartz is $85 to cover the cost of his neuter and updated rabies vaccine. Ginger and Blue are $250 each and are also fully vaccinated and will be neutered and spayed before they leave.
If you're looking for a rabbit, breeding or pet, please let me know. I'm not going to be actively advertising the downsizing, but I am willing to part with many of our breeders for the right price. Make me an offer; the worst I can say is no, right? Also open to barter.