chicken loveDo you feel the love? Our chickens don’t think they got much love today, it was wet and stormy. We, on the other hand, are so grateful for these wet things falling from the sky!!! The weather continues the tradition of raining on my birthday. I used to hate it as a kid, but I really have come to enjoy it as an adult. So far, our little rain guage has recorded .11 of an inch of rain, but it’s supposed to rain through out the night and into tomorrow, perhaps.  It has been rather cold, with the wind that has accompanied the rain.img_2346.jpgThe chickens and even the ducks and goose have been inside most of the day. I think they must have been quite cold because I found this in their run when I went to shut them in just now. They must have called out for it, because the nearest convenience store is some miles away. Unless Dad left it for them to use on a cold windy day. I wondered what brought them outside as it got colder, when they had been inside earlier. Those chickens are always up to something, we never know what we’ll find when we venture into their territory. The other day, we put a rooster in the bottom breeder because he had been getting severely picked on by the bigger Banty chickens; we wanted to make sure he had adequate access to food and water. Yesterday, Sue found 2 eggs in there with him, well – really – her! I’m telling you, there’s never a dull moment!

IMG_2345As I stated on Monday, Ron planned on coming over to work on the RCW again. And he did, even though it was a horribly windy day. They worked and worked on getting one of the end walls up and really screwed in there tightly. So, it is up and they’re ready to do the other end another day, then doors and then the roof.  I’m not really sure what the next steps are in the plan. They ended up spending a bit of time moving the remaining wood  and things into the RCW because it was going to be raining and Sue wanted to get things out of the damp. Good thing they did too! Ron also helped her move some of the chicken processing equipment in out of the weather as well. It had been sitting out waiting for us to find a good day to process roosters. Generally we keep that stuff in the  chicken feed shed, but it’s such a pain to get in and out, we didn’t want to put it back in until after the deed was done. Now I’m glad we waited a bit to butcher, since at least one of the chickens we thought was a rooster is actually a hen, makes me wonder about some of the others.  hmmmm. We’ve talked about separating all those we think are hens into the brooders, we’ll try to see if we can tell who is what. Our last count was 10 roosters and 6 hens, so now we’re at 9 roosters and 7 hens. If we keep it up, we might be  half and half! We’ll let you know when we decide. Until then, as always~
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Today’s Weather: Well, we’ve kinda talked about that already. Still windy, and I hope it’ll rain some more throughout the night.  My huge hope is that the wind will just go away! And that will let the clouds hang right over our place and rain.

Egg Report: Today we had 8 chicken eggs, with one duck this morning.