Monday July 30, 2018 Guerneville CA.
Weeds and squash sure grew a lot
Once I got it going this morning I went outside to see how things faired while I was away. I found the weeds had grown well in my garden so I pulled a bunch of them out of here and gave them to my chickens to eat.
I graze around the yard
During the day I ate blueberries, fresh prunes, plums and some mulberries as they are getting ripe too.
Feeders are working but
While I was gone the chickens were testing out the feeders I made before I left. They feed ok, but the chickens are wasting a lot of seed which they knock on the ground while feeding. They eventually eat most of it, but it’s getting ahead of them so I raised up the feeders so they couldn’t get to them easily so they’ll have to clean up the seed on the ground.
Now that the chickens are larger I think I’ll have to increase the depth of the bottom trays to help keep the feed in.
Sprouting the seed
I shoveled up some of the seed with rocks and dirt into this container and put a couple small drain holes in the bottom and filled it with water. The seed will either sprout or swell up which should encourage the chickens to eat it all up. I’ll fill it with water occasionally to sprout the seed.
Empting the van
That’s pretty much what I did today for a good one puttering around the yard.