Sunday June 30, 2019 Guerneville CA.
My plan today among other things was to finish prepping the van for a little trip I’m going on tomorrow. I started to put stuff in right away and did so on and off for the rest of the day.
The little peeps were in the mulch pen when I went out to check on the chickens today.
Fixing the rodent proof feeder tray
I bought two more little pulleys yesterday so I wanted to fix up the rodent proof feeder to make it work better. The lid is hitting the can and the pulley I have on it is binding up so the lid is coming up when a chicken moves the trip lever.
New nesting box construction
I added some more parts to what I had then took it into the main pen to install.
I got the box installed without too much trouble. I wasn’t really sure what I want for a front for this box yet so I did this temporarily. The little guys can get in for now. I’ll change it around later for the larger birds.
Loading the yak stuff
Late in the day I loaded my kayak and all the stuff that goes with it so that was ready to go.
This hen wants to be a momma
This chicken has gone broody and wants to be a momma, so she sits in the nest most of the time. It seems other chickens know she wants to sit on eggs so some of them join her and leave an egg for her to take care of. At first I wasn’t going to let her have any eggs but what the hey, eh. Let her be a momma as that’s what she wants to do and what’s a few more chicks.
Finishing up the van prep
I think I‘m mostly all packed for this trip up to Fort Bragg, except for some food stuffs. I also greased the van and added a bit of oil.
Off on a trip
I’ll be leaving tomorrow morning not too early as I only have a couple hour drive up there. My plan is to spend a couple days in Fort Bragg kayaking some rivers and then drive back to Boonville and spend some time at my friend Marty’s camp which doesn’t have any internet. I’ll be posting when I can.