Sunday May 10, 2020 Guerneville CA.
Lost a chick I think
One of my baby chicks disappeared yesterday. I think a hawk might of got it as it’s been going outside the pen where it’s not safe for little guys. At least I think I lost one but I’m not sure for certain yet as they can be hard to count sometimes.
Need a special door
To prevent this I needed to make a special chicken door that would let the larger birds out but not the little guys.
I measured and cut some rebar and welded it together and put some wire on it and made a small door that would open at the top to let the big guys go through but not the little guys.
Checked out the Ford tractor
Plugged fuel line maybe
I checked the fuel line and found no gas was coming down from the fuel tank so the gas needs to be drained from the fuel tank so I can check it out so I put that on hold for now until my brother can get the gas tank drained of fuel.
Installing the new door thing
I was eager to get the new door thing installed before I lost another peep.
I worked on installing it. There’s a chicken run there that the big birds use but if the little guys use it they can get out as there is some wire there with big holes in it that the little guys can use to get out.
Protecting the little guys
Here’s the new door with the door open for the big birds to get to the run. The smaller birds are too small to get up to the door to get out so this should work to keep the little guys in and away from the hawks.
Replacing the van’s broken shackle
Late afternoon I got to work on replacing the broken shackle I broke on my last desert trip.
New shackle installed
I only have a couple small things to do to finish off the van project, but not today.
Moving the chicken watering device
Momma and peeps
I put a few things a way that might get wet in the rain and did some chair hopping and puttering around and that was my day just taking it easy and getting stuff done.