I give up. I am not going back to read 200 posts.
I have been working on cleaning the second coop in the shed. It was 6 X 8, but I took the wall down. When it (finally!) dries, I will make it only 6 X 6. I need more storage room.
Since I was too filthy to go in the house to take breaks, I began working on planting what I have for the garden. A few things will have to wait. I was getting too sore and just plain tired after five hours or so of almost constant work. Not bad for an obese woman that hasn't worked like that in ... A while!
The BBW are getting huge! 8 weeks now, and they are getting their wattles and their snoods are growing. Their noises are changing too.
The Bourbon Red poults are 4-weeks now. They had a growth spurt over the weekend, and they are pretty much red and white now. They stink to high heavens! I am cleaning their brooder daily, and switched their water to a soup bowl to stop most of the water spillage. I hope to get them outside tomorrow with a heat lamp. It figures that the temperature would go down to the 30's as soon as I get them out!
I tried to post a few days ago, but the message got lost. If you are like Stake (not picking. You are just the only one I remember) and can't wait to plant in the spring, go to Home Depot, and buy Wall O Wonder. About six weeks before the last frost, you plant your vegetable, and put a bucket over it. Slide the Wall over the bucket, and fill the channels with water. Slowly pull the bucket off the plant. The Wall will close in like a tee pee. The water heats up during the day, and keeps the plant warm during the night. One claim is that it even works in a blizzard. The 3-pack is $10.47 at my closest store. When the plant gets bigger, the Wall can be staked open.