Tuesday, November 22, 2011
It's all about the chooks lately. They seem happy and healthy, but all seem determined to go broody. That means they stop laying eggs, take up residence in the nest boxes and stop going outside and acting like chooks should. Times that by 4 or 5, and we have ALL the nest boxes taken up with broody hens, which causes the non-broody girls upset when they want to lay, and they let everyone in the neighbourhood know about it!
It's all about broody management right now. So we've made a small "sin-bin".
It may not look like much, but it'll be "home" to these two girls for the next few days. There are no comforts, just food and water and shelter from the rain. It's sad, but it's better than them staying broody forever and not eating, loosing condition and generally not enjoying life. In a day or two, these girls will be happy chooks once again. Then we'll put another two broody girls in there. We have no shortage!
I meant to take a picture of the chicks, but I left it a little late today, and the flash on the camera is a little too scary. Next time!
Also, last time I mentioned the new bedroom door, and now here's the picture.
We still need to put the door handle in, fix the walls, add skirting boards, architraves, etc.. lots of work left to do!
Until next time!
Posted by Manda