Originally Posted by Lamaremybabies
Yeah I've gotten better about it. Now I hop on in the morning lunch and after school is done. haha
I've just been waiting to put the chicks in their coop, except it has been snowing for the past two days so now I have to wait for the snow to melt and the weather to warm up again. How about you?
I'm good, and so's the flock. Thalia's covered in feathers and flutters all over the place like a butterfly, and Flapper enjoying nice, warm, summer days with his buddies. He still has a small limp, but that should heal up soon.
Finally going to build the big duck/chicken run in a few weeks. I've added a few features to the design too. I'm going to make a sandbox for the chickens which will be kept in the shady area to keep the chickens cool in the summer. The ducks will have a pool available all day to keep them cool, and there will be no mud puddles because it will be in an 8 x 8 attachment so most of the splashes won't go in the main area, and it will be filled with pine needles to keep it mud-free. It will have a valve with a hose attachment for easy drainage.I've been putting 2 cups of regular distilled white vinegar in the pool to keep the alegea from growing, it's like a weed in the summer. It's safe for them to drink, and makes the water last longer!
I went out to tuck the flock in bed for the night a week ago while it was dark and raining. On my way back to the house, I was trying to avoid the big puddle that was in front of the porch by stepping on a small piece of wood. It had 2 nails sticking out of it and they went through my shoe, and all the way into the same foot that already has a hole in it. So I had to limp on one foot with a piece of wood stuck to the other to get some help. It was really stuck in there, and blood went everywhere when it was pulled out. Good thing I already got a tetanus shot a few days ago and also taking antibiotics. That was painful. 😁 It doesn't really hurt anymore though. I now wear boots out to the coop.