A Ladder and Fresh Hay

As hoped, I got all the poultry moved around in the back yard like I want them. The old hens are rousted from the coop, but they still have their laying box and it is underneath a wood and wire box.  One of the hens already layed an egg in the box today. Here’s a picture of it:

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I knew the Auracanas were smart, but that is pretty quick work to figure out where to be!

I also made a stepladder for the hens to go roost in the tree.  Hard to tell how many days it will take them to figure that out.  I put chicken feed on each step to entice them to climb higher.  Excelsior, as Kurt Vonnegut’s character exclaimed.  Here’s a picture of that:

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The tiny babies are tired of that tub and the Red Leghorns (“boy, I say BOY…”) kept jumping on the ledge of the tub and also jumping out.  It was time to move them.  Here is a picture of their new digs:

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Hopefully, they will stay warm and not get lost under all that hay!  Rest assured, I’ll check on them last and first thing.

Tail Feathers

I can hardly believe how quickly our duck is growing.  No idea if he is a he or a she – but

“it” is sprouting tail feathers.  Finally! The chicks have their wing feathers and are growing body feathers, but the duck had, so far, no adult feathers at all.  Not a motivated individual, I guess.  Ducky is HUGE, though, and getting huger by the day.  So far, adding video has defeated me.  Once someone shows me how to do THAT from my new Tablet, you can watch Ducky go crazy on water, food, fingers.

Today is possibly the day for the move outside.  Depends on how hard I work on pressure washing most of the entire property to get ready for painting, staining, and, in the poultry’s case, having a fresh coop to move them into.

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