He wakes us all up at about 6 a.m. in the morning and the flock of chickens starts to chuckle and cleans their feather dress. Afterwards, the flock flutters or wags down from the chicken bar to eat organic barley grains and water. Heinale begins to jump the chickens, which gives a gaggle and a slight excitement in the stable. The fertilized eggs last longer. The chickens now move to their nests and lay an egg. On the ears of the chicken one can predict the egg color (white ears- white eggs, brown ears- brown eggs). In the morning, they all wade together to the open meadow or to the compost heaps, where they pick up worms, insects, beetles, grass and sometimes even small mice. On the pastures & meadows are engerlings (worms) plagues and we are glad that the chickens eat them as they are natural enemies When they have finished eating, they prefer to take a sand bath in the sun to clean their feather dress. At the barn time (milking time 5.00 o'clock in the afternoon) they all come back to the barn by themselves, eat a few grains, drink water and then sit down on the chicken bar again. The stable is a perfect protection against fox and marten.
They have blue ears and a vokuhila. They also have an incredibly soft feather dress. They are allowed to climb on my hand every day and are then rewarded with grains. Their beak is a bit sharper than that of old Styrian chickens, so it sometimes hurts a bit when they pick out of my hand. Chickens visualize each grain before they take it. Therefore, they should be fed the grains as a whole and not scraped. They do it easier to pick up and don't have to pick up that often. When there is a bit of turmoil at night, Chinngis Khan and Marko Polo begin to crow and draw our attention. We then darken all the rooms again so that they calm down.
My 20-year-old house cat "Schnurli" lives with us in the main house. She grew up as an apartment cat and when her owner died, she came to us on the farm. It took her almost a year to get used to the farmlife as she was very difficult to be accepted by the other cats on the farm. But now she is doing well. She loves people and tests the tolerance limit of each visitor by sat on his lap, caresses and carefully pushes out her claws so that you can feel them through your pants.
In the morning she likes to sit in the breakfast room between the guests, hoping that she might get a little piece of sausage after all. It just smells so good!!!! But we are always strict and ask everyone not to feed her, otherwise she would become outrageous. Schnurli spends most of his time in the house and only leaves it to the terrace to sunbathe. She loves to sleep on our back or chest at night and when she gets cheerful, she carefully stretches her claws in her face and wakes us up. As a result, she has managed to get out of the bedroom a few times. When we have time during the day, we let her hunt a small cloth mouse.
My parents also have a cat, it is called "Loli" and came to us 3 years ago. She has a red coat, which is very rare for female animals. Two years ago, she gave birth to four little kittens, who now live with several families in the village. After that we had her sterilized and now she spends a lot of time in the apartment of my parents. She is a very good hunter and brings a mouse almost every day.
In addition, there are four other farm cats, which are a bit shy, but always come to the stable to drink milk and sleep. They have the important task of keeping the farm free of mice, otherwise the rodents would eat our grain stocks.
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