Things are busy lately, and I've been slack about letting you know what's happening! We had the builder around who put up a wall and door. It's between the bedroom and loungeroom. I havn't had a chance to take a picture as yet, but I will! (Especially once it's finished and looking nice. Right now it's just plasterboard.)
We've halted renovations for a bit because we've been concentrating on new arrivals!
There are 6 little barnevelder chicks just out of the incubator. :)
They're all happy living with a broody chook outside in the A frame. She's been great with them and looking after them carefully.
Since we have more eggs hatching as I type, we've been working hard getting a new brooder box set up for another broody to look after these next chicks too! We finally finished it today..
It's made almost entirely of scrap materials, and we're really happy with the outcome.
The most expensive item was the mouse mesh we used for the bottom, which was (I think) $50 for the roll. Otherwise, everything else came to around $25 plus screws and the value of the scrap wood and second hand chook wire.
I'm not counting the purchase of the staple gun. :) That was obviously a necessity and will be used for other projects! It did make putting the wire on less of a (painful) chore!
We'll be enjoying a couple of days off now watching houdan chicks hatch and putting another broody hen to work. This time it's Funky's turn. There are also 4 other broody hens that need to be convinced that motherhood isn't for them this time around. Did I say days off? ha!
Until next time.