Egg Shells, Bees and Planting Stuff For the Chickens

Monday August 3, 2020 Guerneville CA.

Egg shells

I’ve been saving all the egg shells from the eggs I eat since I’ve had the chickens. I had a bucket almost full of egg shells.eggshells


I needed to break up the shells some more so I put them in these empty feed bags which I was thinking of running over with my car. I tried stooping them and that seemed to do the job.chrushed


For the chickens

I put some of them in this dispenser for the chickens to eat to help make new eggs.dispenser


New peeps

While I was taking a break in the chicken pen I noticed this  momma hen had some new chicks peeping out of her nest box.nesting


She’s two days early and still has several eggs to hatch out yet.peeps


Feed chores

I cleaned out and filled up all the chicken feeders and the water supplies too.

This is  my feed shed.feedroom


Grow screen

This is a grow screen that protects the new plants from the chickens which I planted about a week ago and is now pushing up lots of little green plants.growscreen


Grow pen

This is another pen I use to grow stuff for the chickens. I need to dig a section of this pen up to plant it.digkuppen


Digging up

I dug up the part I wanted and had some  help.chickens



Then I hauled two wheelbarrows of woodchips in and dumped them. I’ll let the chickens spread the mulch out and scratch this all up. Tonight just before dark I’ll plant some seed in here.chips



When I rolled the wheelbarrow of woodchips by here some bees buzzed me menacingly so I thought I better check it out and do something about them.beenest


This turned out to be yellow jackets. I turned the hose on them a couple times and I think I got them, I hope.jackets


Grapes ripening

I ate a few of these grapes that are starting to get ripe. That’s one big bunch there.grapes



Just before dark I smoothed out the pen I was digging in as the chickens had it pretty nice already. I put some seed in and raked it a bit. I’ll keep the chickens out of here until things are growing good.planted


It was an exceptional evening so I spent it chair hopping and enjoying the yard until it got dark.

Nice day.

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One Response to Egg Shells, Bees and Planting Stuff For the Chickens

  1. Patsy Irene says:

    New peeps every time you turn around! Obviously you are keeping those hens happy. And in turn they are keeping you happy with eggs. ;)
    The grapes will be wonderful! Is there any fruit you don’t have? haha
    Yuck, don’t like to find bees nests in our building’s eaves or anywhere!

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