Originally Posted by Terri O
Put the chicks on shredded paper yesterday...they are very funny picking at it and carrying it around. When I cam down during the night I realized something wasnt right...their lightbulb had gone out. Jim I think you jinxed it by saying you changed yours! They were huddled pretty good but seem like no harm was done...good think the 2 day old guinea was in the middle! I am considering putting the babies downstairs with my modern games and Tommy and Tina after this cold snap is done. They need more room badly! Their tails are developing now and they are starting to run and try to fly in the limited space they have. It is funny how much further along the ones are that hatched first compared to the end of the hatching....and I set them all at the same time!
Must be the day for bulbs to burn out. One of our heat bulbs looks like it burned out out in the carport by the lavs. Good thing it was above the roost they weren't using. There is another bulb lower down that they are all under. And peace has once again finally returned to the coop. For the time being, anyway. Moose's kids really, really want to be up on the top roost with Jack, but the old biddies keep chasing them down. DH caved & put another perch up out there the same height as the other one, so at least for tonight, everyone is happy. Last night was another story.............. Sometimes I think it would be better not knowing what was going on out there.
Raiq, on the house sitch.
mxm, awesome job on the tractor so far. And Jim is the one to listen to. He has gazillions of years of chicken experience under his belt. I think windows hinged on the top are a good idea too.
Kris, sorry the one chick didn't make it, but at least you have more.
Bl4, that soap scent sounds wonderful.
Bf4, where's the coop pics already, woman?????
Quiet evening, but that's ok. Haven't felt much like reading or posting lately. Sinus issues have been acting up since last week. This crazy weather not knowing what it wants to do doesn't help matters much. I'm definitely sick of the cold temps, though. Bring on spring already. I hope everyones critters & plants will be ok.
Past my bedtime, again. Sweet dreams, all!