Sunday May 31, 2020 Guerneville CA.
Take it easy day
I think I over did it digging out the spring yesterday so my body said to take it easy today.
I started off the day opening up a door so the new chicks could get out into a small pen on the outside instead of staying in the feed shed all the time. I set that up and then did some chair hopping checking out the yard.
They go where they want to go
When I went by the chick pen I saw some of the new peeps in a part they weren’t supposed to be in yet. Their bodies are so small they can go through one inch chicken wire so it’s hard to keep them in until they get larger. They are about a week old so still very small.
Actually it’s ok for the new chicks to get into all the chicken pens as long s they don’t get outside where the hawks get them, otherwise I’d let them out in the yard too.
Dirt bike ride
I looked quickly at the spring and it looked good with a lot of work still to do on it. My neighbor called this morning and said he’d need at least one day off, maybe more, before he could do any more on the spring which was fine with me.
Rodent proof feeder box
Moved the peeps
Just before dark I found a cardboard box and stuffed the ten new chicks into it for transport over to their assigned nesting box which I put outside since they seemed to like it out there.
Nice day puttering around the yard and chick sitting, keeping those guys in line.