Saturday September 21, 22, 2018 Guerneville CA.
Down to Jenner to kayak
Yesterday I went kayaking but when I got home I felt like doing nothing so I didn’t,………. well I did get me a chicken for dinner.
White stuff is
Sitting in the mouth
Fogs sneaking in
River’s open mouth area
Processing my first chicken for dinner
When I got home I was fairly beat, but not so beat I couldn’t get a chicken ready to cook, my first one.
I was sitting in the chicken pen and thought if I can catch that larger rooster I’ll butcher it, so I got the butchering area prepped which mostly just meant to get out my tools.
I thought it was going to be harder than it was. Once caught I had no excuse and did the deed.
That was my lazy day and I needed to finally get a bird in the pot, so that was good in more ways than one.
Chicken nest construction
So today I stayed home as I needed to do some work. I need to construct some chicken nests and storage areas for eggs. I still have a couple months before the chickens will mature enough to lay eggs, but it needs to get done so now is the time.
Keeping the chickens happy
It took all day as I was doing some other stuff too, like gathering weeds for the chickens and trying to get my camera going in the attic on the rodent trap.
Rodent trap modifications
I also made some modifications on that trap as it’s not catching anything yet, but with my camera in the attic I can see them climbing all over the trap. With the camera watching the rodents I’ll get the catching part figured out eventually.
The nest base is complete
Nests and egg storage
The bottom and top will be for egg storage and the two in the middle will be nests. I’m going to try larger nests, as in community nests to see how they will work out.
The chickens wanted back in their pen just before dark so I gathered up my tools and stuff and let them back in and I went in the house and that was my day.