Sunday July 14, 2019 Guerneville CA.
Managing the broody hens
When I built the perches for the egg laying nesting boxes I put them on hinges like this. But they need to be extended to close off the boxes to keep the hens out of them at night to hopefully get them back to normal.
Mulching the raspberry plants
I waited until evening for the sun to get low in the sky before working on spreading more woodchips around the raspberry plants. I often garden in the evening as it’s a nice time to be in the yard.
Shutting up the boxes
I will open up the egg laying boxes when I close up the pen just after dark so they will be available for egg laying in the morning.
So far it looks like this might work but we’ll see by watching the chickens and how they react for a few days.
That was my day for another nice one except for the stinky dead deer that got hit by a car out on the road yesterday smelling up the yard. Hopefully the turkey vultures will take care of that by tomorrow.