Sunday January 13, 2019 Guerneville CA.
Another sunny day
Once I got it going I went out and fed the chickens and let them out to graze. I thought I’d try letting them out earlier than I have been doing to see what would happen. Sure enough they got into trouble.
Gate has a problem
I then sat down and thought about the gate I installed yesterday. It has a problem where I should of used a pipe for the gate hinge post instead of the rebar as the rebar bends slightly at the base and the gate sags.
Adding a pipe
I thought about different ways to fix this and finally decided the best way was to remove the rocks and fasten a pipe to the rebar post so it can’t bend.
Removing the rocks
Making the gate pipe
That’s much better and I think I can live with the outcome.
Wireless won’t work in the chicken pens
Another boo boo I made was I didn’t realize the place I wanted to install the new wireless camera is a Faraday shield so it won’t work. A Faraday shield doesn’t let radio waves pass so the camera won’t work in the chicken pens as they are all metal so no radio waves can pass through them so I have to come up with something to fix that problem. I do have a wireless extender I might be able to use to bring the Wi-Fi waves out of the wire pen which might work. I have to check out how to hook it up and test it out tonight.
Working on the Toyota’s brakes
I also wanted to get some work done on my Toyota brake repair job so I set up for that.
But the chickens got in the way
I started to work on that but the chickens came under the rig and got in the way so I had to give them some feed to get them back in the pen I just fixed the gate on.
By this time it was almost dark so I only got a little done on the brake bleeding job before it got too dark to work so I had to quit.
Egg count is increasing slowly
The chickens were all up on their roost so I closed them in for the night and gathered the day’s eggs a total of 5 for the day. The daily egg count should improve as more birds start laying for the first time. I think I have about 25 birds that should be egg layers so I’m just getting started.
Nice day puttering around the yard.