Sunday March 31, 2019 Guerneville CA.
Once I got it going today I went outside and fed and checked the chicken’s water then let them out into an outer grazing pen.
I was sitting in the sun enjoying the morning when I saw a chicken fly up on the feed shed roof and cross over to another pen it wasn’t supposed to be in.
Only feathers get cut
Too busy to take pictures of the process, but I cut off about half of the tips of 5 or 6 feathers at each wing tip which is supposed to prevent them from doing much flying. The tips of the wings get clipped but not any of the chickens flesh gets cut so it’s a fairly simple painless process.
Once that was done I put her back in the right pen. I saw her try to make the roof again but she didn’t make it this time so I guess the wing clipping worked.
Loading up woodchips
My next project was to load up the wheelbarrow with woodchips and haul them to the chicken roost areas to put under the roosts to mix with the dirt and help collect chicken poo from the roosts. The cherry trees are just starting to bloom.
Chickens help out
Improving the nesting boxes
After a good break I decided to do some more work on the chickens nesting boxes. I needed to remove the big door I show here and replace it with a smaller perch.
Constructing the smaller perch
Chickens seem to approve of the new boxes
It was a nice sunny day so I did a lot of chair hopping sitting around and enjoying the day.
That was it for me today for another nice one.