There is beauty in all things and this hay breaks open into a greener color but more important it is dense, filling and really nice first cut..
one of my big mealworm enjoying the fresh banana that was given that day.. this big guy will soon be ready to turn into a beetle.. how something so big will morf into a much smaller beetle always amazes me..
this one is around 12 hours old, it will turn solid black by about 48 hours.. they will breed my next crop of mealworms that will be raised to be feed to this years ducking’s along with lots of red wigglers.
Henry is a smart boy, sleeping on the black sun warmed tarp in the nook before I arrived and he posed his fur was warm to the touch.. they all seek what winter sun they can get 🙂
Lovely hay FG!
D > Henry is indeed very smart!
He is settling in well now, he tells stories, and is a good old boy for sure.
J > So you produce mealworm as protein for the ducks. Do you do this year-round?
Yes, protein source for both chickens and the ducks, yes year round, but I increase the amount of breeding beetles at certain times of the year to increase the number of available worms. the extra protein goes to breeding hens for egg fertilte when there is no “bug forage” in late winter and just as important goes to the babies as a outstanding bump in providing what they need for healthy growth.
Henry looks very noble overlooking his kingdom.
He had found just the right shelter sun warmed spot.. it was so nice to see him out sunning like that.
Henry getting some ‘beams’ … you can almost see him glowing! 😀