Monday October 1, 2108 Guerneville Ca.
Some painting needed done
The showers had let up this morning but more were on the way this afternoon.
While feeding the chickens this morning I stumbled across the paint I bought the other day to paint the chickens nesting boxes so decided to get that done.
Locking the chickens out
First thing I did was get the chickens out of the pen by feeding them in the other pen and shutting the door on them. Once that was accomplished I rounded up all the tools and materials I’d need for the job.
I painted the inside and the outside and forgot to get a completed picture for some reason.
Seeding a plot of ground
I hauled off two wheelbarrows of dirt and added that much of the chicks bedding material mixing it in with the dirt. Then I found the seeds of alfalfa and clover and planted them. A little covering and watering and I put the grow panel on it.
Checking for rodent holes
After a good break I rounded up the ladder as I needed to go up on the roof and have a look for mice and rat holes into my attic as I was pretty sure that’s how they are getting in.
Looking for rodent holes
I kept looking and found a larger hole on the other side of the house under another eve which I’ll have to block soon.
Block that hole
For now I worked on blocking the first hole. I cut some small blocks of wood to put over the whole crack and installed them, so that should do it.
For the other hole I need to go into the attic to see what I can do to block it on that side so I didn’t get to that yet.
Starting to rain
It was just starting to rain very lightly and I don’t like to be on the metal roof when it’s wet because it can be very slippery so it was off to the next project that I wanted to get done.
Auto water system
That being this waterer a friend gave me. It’s not really for chickens but it has a float in it and will work once I get the water hooked up. I added a board across the top to keep them from jumping into it and partly got it installed before the rain increased and was going to get me wet if I stayed out in it.
It was almost dark and too wet to continue so that was it for me for a nice day.