Originally Posted by Teila
potato chip I was going to give you an ovation but apparently, for the first time in 3 years, my ovations are ‘over the limit for rating content. Please try again later’
I only have 5 and yep, I do head counts on multiple occasions throughout the day and twice at bed time .... You can tick the 'neurotic' box next to mine name also
Teila --- Have quite a few times been prevented from giving more than ' X ' number of ovations. Normal practice apparently for this site. Is a bit annoying though.
And I am in there with all the 'neurotics' .... only have my 3 girls, and one roosts beautifully - ( easily seen !! ) .... but I doubly make sure my other two are in the coop before locking them up at night. ( Molly RIR has a habit of wanting to scrounge around in the darkening run, and runs out !! ) .... so I always say " Two chooks - goodnight girls " after checking that they are happy and settled, and can then close the coop door with assurance that all is ok for the night.
I lock it up with what my hubby calls 'bells and whistles' ... which is a slide bolt, a brick at the bottom of the door, a weird looking piece of timber jammed at the top left of the door ( both to prevent rats from getting in, if there are any - haven't seen a one for ages ), and car roof elastic over the small tarp that covers part of the wired coop door - to prevent wind lifting it off and flapping it around in an overnight storm ??? Nuffin' wrong wif me !!
( little wonder some peeps think we are somewhat off the planet !! ) .... but they don't know the attachment and attraction of chookies ... do they ?
That's my contribution to weird 'lock-ups' for chickens. !!
........ Cheers .......
Edited by Anniebee - 4/23/16 at 3:42am