Monday April 22, 2019 Guerneville CA.
For some reason I really sleep in today. I go it going around noon.
It was a nice sunny spring day as I went out to take care of the chickens.
Lots of watering
I watered all the things I’ve planted so far in the grow pens.
That hen seems to know what she’s doing
I checked on the nesting hen. She was out so I had a look at her eggs.Checking them out I found some yoke on two of them. Looking closer there appeared to be a small hole in the eggs. I bet those are the eggs another hen laid in the nest after she started to hatch them so the timing would be off and the new eggs wouldn’t hatch anyway. I wasn’t sure what’s going on so I left the two eggs in there for now. The holes looked like small pecks.
I hooked up the sprinkler I put together yesterday to try it out. It was so high that it tipped over from the force of the water so I had to push the legs into the ground. I can see I need to add some foot stomps so I can just stand on the legs and push them into the ground. I watered this area for a couple hours or so.
Hunting rodent holes into the attic
I’ve had a problem with rats and mice getting into my attic somewhere and so far haven’t been able to detect where they are getting into the attic. I suspect they are getting in up through a wall where the house has been added onto so it meant I was going to have to go under the house to check it out and see if I could find the entrance.
Found an entrance
I did find a hole in that spot which I will get some foam for when I shop next.
Interesting enough the spot in the wall they climb up is right near my refrigerator which I thought sometimes made a lot of noise. Maybe it’s just the pests going up the wall.
Ordered another wireless camera
I ordered another wireless cam like the one I have in the chicken pen so I’ll be able to monitor this spot when it comes in which I will do before attempting to plug the holes.
Crawling around under the house tired me out so that was about it for me today other than just sitting around enjoying the day.