Great! Thank you so much everyone. We'll try and let the girls out tonight. I think they're board and will go stir crazy this winter if I don't let them out. I've been picking them up and showing them what's beyond the coop and they look with interest. I'm sure they're probably thinking in swear words "why doesn't she let us out". I see where the moles are going in. We have the 1/4 in hardware cloth going from underneath the coop floor all the way up and over the roof part. I noticed the opening's on the corners of each side where it "looks" like he cloth is working, however there is a tiny space between it that either needs another fencing staple of another line of hardware cloth. This will get done today. I'll go in again today and check the coop out. I was turning the wood chips to see if anything has been burrowing in corners just in case.
Today we do the lawn (oh how I wish we could have some goats), I have to finish the other roost, repair the run so the little critters don't get in, get that pile-a-dirt down and start putting away some summer items for the winter. Speaking of which, I wonder what kind of winter we'll have. I keep hearing a possibility of an El Nino. Anything is better than last year. I'm nervous about this being the chickens first winter and us having not prepared in some way. I think we are doing well enough. Just nervous we'll forget something. Rancher, I love the winter pics you and Gramma put up there. It really has been fun to see how you've done things.
Glasshen, Lucille Ball is exactly who I was thinking of when thinking how silly it will get if these hens book it over the fence line. Hahaha
Thank you Cutiepatootie! I've heard that weasels are awful. I certainly wouldn't want one getting in after the hard work we put in building everything. We'll get to patching the area today.
Thanks again Chickengrl!
Luvmychicks I agree. The darn moles! I also agree that we're rushing to get things done in the nice weather.
Well, have a great day everyone. I'll update tonight with everything!