Monday May 27, 2019 Guerneville CA.
The first thing I did this morning when I went out to take care of the chickens was count the chicks. Another one missing. I think the fox is getting them early in the morning when they get out at daylight.
Fence them in
Nothing to do for it except to lock them up so I looked around for materials to block off the bottom of the fence as they are small enough to get through the fence which I thought was a good idea originally.
The wood didn’t work out
I had some wood so I was trying it out and thought it would work, but no, they would just jump up on it and step through the fence, so I had to abandon that idea.
Chicken wire works
Chickens in the way
The chickens were getting in the way so I put some scratch out for them to get them out of my way.
Chicken wire protection
I need to put this chicken wire around most of my pens if I want to control where the little peeps go so I continued putting more of the wire up around the pens. There’s still more to do and I’ll keep at it as the body permits.
See if I can spot the predator
Since I think a fox is getting the chicks, I moved my Wi-Fi PTZ camera out of the pen and into this spot to face out from the pen to catch whatever’s been eating my peeps. The camera is that little white thing with the black dot on it just above center pic. I can turn it from my computer to check on the peeps too if I want. I will leave it aimed out all night to see what I might get.
Blowing the dust out of my computer
Since I moved the camera I went back in the house to reposition it. I noticed my fans on the computer started working real hard this morning which means the fans are all plugged up and full of dust.
I unhooked every thing from the desktop computer and took it outside to blow it out with compressed air.
Processor fan dirty
Took it back in the house and hooked it all up and no fan noise so that worked.
Yard night vision view
If anything moves the computer software will record it so I can view it later.
Sweet Pea wants peeps
On another note Sweet Pea, one of my chickens is gone broody and is sitting in an egg nest instead of up on the roost. I took her eggs away tonight as there were two of them. Tomorrow I will give her twelve eggs total and put her in a brooding box so she can hatch them out.
That was it for me today, spent most of the day in the chicken pen and got some much needed improvements done.