Well building projects around here start out with ripping pallets; this is part of about 6 I took apart first thing this morning.
|front of breeding pen|
I then seemed to have spent most of the day building this front of a breeding pen, complete with door frame. The door still needs wire, hinges & a latch.
Along with that I did eat breakfast, washed and hung up two loads of clothes.
|eggs in the nest of the layer house|
I also managed to do all my chicken chores and collect eggs. When I was done building I cut all the trash wood up and brought it in for the stove.
I did take some pictures of some of the birds today. I also checked and spritzed thirty odd chicken butts for lice. They have been a terrible problem here and while some birds never seem to have any, other birds seem to be covered. I'll do all the rest of the birds tomorrow evening.
|mamma silkie and her foster babies|
|black copper marans hatched Nov 28th|
Mamma silkie is taking good care of her babies.
The three Black Copper Marans chicks from November look like two boys and a girl.
Henrietta is a show quality Buff Orpington pullet.
Claude is 100% English imported Buff Orpington. This trio belongs to my friend Cindy. I just get to keep and take care of these wonderful birds as her breeding partner. I have 4 of Henny's eggs in the incubator now and will continue to collect and hatch her eggs for awhile. We are waiting for Claire to lay her first egg. From the color of her comb and wattles, it ought to be pretty soon!
|Claude with the wind blowing|
Claude has been hanging out in the layer pen and looks like a jolly golden giant compared to the little Easter Egger girls. Today when I was working on the breeding pen Claire and Henny snuck in there too. There was some fussing with some of the older layers, but nobody was really serious enough to take on this giant golden girls! But all the layers had to come in and investigate the part of the building they usually can't get to. They were all underfoot while I was trying to work!