Good morning Friends
Was not looking forward to today .. Mondays are our busiest day and usually we have 2 people from 8am to 9:30 and then 3 or more for the rest of the day. Just found out it is just me until 9:30 and from 9:30 to 11:30 there is just me and one back up who, while very knowledgeable, is not good at getting things done quickly … gunna be a long day!
No storms here .. beautiful day yesterday. I hope everyone else was lucky also.
sjturner79 congrats on the new additions .. I did chuckle at “wasn’t intending to buy” They are pretty cute!
Sam that little one is adorable!
Satay ah well, at least you have a spare “I told you so” for another day
We have a bit of a mystery … KiKi, who was pretty close to being broken, was in the run just before bed time last night when she thought she saw something in there with her .. she clucked up a storm which, of course, got everyone else who was in the garden going as well. Took quite a while to settle them down and even at bed time, on the roost, KiKi was still grumbling about something. I pretty much stripped everything down I could in the coop and run and found nothing and no signs. Come dark, they settled.
This morning I was up before 5am to frantic chickens .. KiKi and Crystal had not come down off the roost and the others, while down, would not go into the front part of the run, even when I put breakfast in there.
I stripped everything down yet again and once again, found nothing! I didn’t move or change anything yesterday, there are no signs of any wildlife, including snakes and rodents and I have no idea what is going through their crazy little chicken heads … well, probably just KiKi’s crazy little chicken head + the power of suggestion
I say KiKi was close to being broken because I had her locked out of the nest box for the majority of the weekend and she was pretty good by yesterday but this morning, when she eventually came down off the roost, she spotted the nest box.
I have also discovered that I can not put KiKi in the broody breaker .. I tried it yesterday and she freaked out; to the point that both hubby and I thought she was going to hurt herself. She kept throwing herself at the wire and worked herself up so much she was seriously panting. I had to get her out of there before she overheated! I was in the shed getting a bath ready for her to cool her down and when I came out she was just a pile of feathers .. OMG! I thought she had died ... heart attack, heat stroke etc. Anyways, turns out she had just hunkered down into the dirt and was cooling/calming herself down.
I very rarely question my decision to have chickens but today is one of those days .. up before 5am, psychotic overheated broody's, invisible threats ..........