Sunday June 17, 2018 Guerneville CA.
Wire cutting day
Today I just wanted to get all the wire cut for the panels I have welded up so it should be an easy day.
When I first checked the peeps this morning I found they had dumped over their feed bowls and the food was all on the floor.
When I checked them later after the sun warmed things up I found the room to be 100 degrees F. and all the chicks were huddled not doing anything until I shut the light off and opened the screens in the door.
Changed things around a bit
I put this board in to set the food dishes on. I also changed the feed into this bowl with rubber bands around it to keep them out of the bowl to see how it would work out. They like to eat off the floor more than they like eating out of the bowl that’s why I added the board so I can take it out and clean it and they can find the food on the floor instead of digging through the wood chips looking for it.
Rats at work
I’ll have to do something about that eventually.
Checking on some chick equipment
In the afternoon once I had finished cutting the chicken wire I walked over to my brother’s coop across the road to check out his water system and feeder for his chicks.
I’ll need to get some of this stuff when I can.
Heater only for heat
I decided not to use the light for heat any more as the heater seems to work a bit better at least I think it doe so far.
So late in the day as the sun was going down I turned the heater back on and left the light off so they little guys should have a better time sleeping.
Just before dark I did a little more work on the panels putting wire on a couple of them, but not finishing anything up.
That was my day for a nice one.