Monday, May 17, 2010

Chicken Ark

The last few days I have been working on building another chicken tractor(mostly speculating and pondering, but a little working). Last night, with some help from my patient brother, I finally got it put together. The purpose for said tractor was to get the goslings and chicks out of my garage. I was cleaning out pounds of goose dung every other day and dealing with the violent smell, which for anyone unaware is akin to diarrhea.

So I moved the chicken ark (as the brits say) to behind the garage where there is an outdoor plug and set up a temporary spot for the fowl where I can still let them have the brooder lights. I was a little hesitant about putting the geese and chickens together but so far it is working okay. When the geese are bigger they are going full-on free range, and the chickens will be put with the other chickens and be free range during daylight hours and locked up at night. When we make it to that point the new chicken tractor will be a new guinea tractor and move some guineas through my garden to eat bugs and weeds and not let them get to the plants...

Lawnmower is not working and the yard is getting high. I parked it after mowing one day and Finn played on it, and now I can't get it started again.... We are down to 5 puppies, but hopefully there are at least 4 loving homes out there that need a crazy pup.

I finished my fence around the garden, but the charger doesn't seem to have enough pop, unless it has been raining and the ground is wet. I may have to go to the electric one instead of the solar one. Updates to come....

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