The Hawk, Foaming Rat Holes and Moving Broody Hens to Nesting Boxes

Friday May 31, 2019 Guerneville CA.

Hawks still trying

The hawk showed up again this morning but there were no easy meals as all the chicks were safely in the pen.hawk2

 

Marty was coming by around noon to do some electrical work on his van. He arrived and we shot the bull a lot and he worked on the van a little until his bad back said stop so he did and we shot the bull some more until he left. He didn’t get done what he wanted but he did get a start on it.

Marty leaving in his old Chevy van.van

 

Foaming rat and mouse holes

While he was here working on his van I set some stuff up to do. I wanted to use up  the can of spray foam I had to block some potential rat and mouse  holes.

I got my coveralls on for going under the house. But first I went up on the roof and plugged up a couple holes under the eves here.foam

 

Going under the house and moving the camera

Then I packed the can of foam under the house to seal up a hole under there. I also wanted to remove the camera I’ve had under there to put it in some new spots to check out more spots for rat and mouse access to the house.

Here I just came back out from under the house and I brought the camera with me and and empty can of foam.porthole

 

No fun under the house

This is a picture the camera took of me foaming the hole under the house. It wasn’t fun but I got er done.under

 

Complaining muscles

After crawling around under the house most of my muscles are complaining so that was pretty much it today for me.

Moving broody hens into nesting boxes

After dark I moved another broody hen to a nesting box with eight eggs she was sitting on. Hope she stays on the eggs. She wasn’t too happy about the move so I’ll check on her in a bit to see if she settles down on the eggs.

I now have three hens sitting on eggs so maybe I’ll get some more baby chicks in another couple of weeks.It takes 21 days of sitting on the eggs before they hatch.

That was it for me today. Nice day and happy to get the foam done under the house and out of the way.

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2 Responses to The Hawk, Foaming Rat Holes and Moving Broody Hens to Nesting Boxes

  1. George Yates says:

    From keeping the hawk at bay and and rats and mice out of the house crawling around, you did have a productive busy day.

  2. Patsy Irene says:

    Nice work under the house. Not a fun job for sure but someone had to do it! you were the man for the job!

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