I was so proud of what I accomplished yesterday. Was. For me, figuring out how to build and repair by myself is a challenge. So if what I'm about to crow (I'm funny!) about is less than please forgive me.
Having a feeling that Jaz was coming, I went outside mid-morning to get started on the big coop. The grass wasn't completely dry, but I didn't figure I had much time. I put the extra roost outside (roosts are wood planks on cinder blocks) and sprinkled Sevin on it. I refreshed the bedding, and sprinkled Sevin inside too. I added a 4X6 piece of wood to the end of the run. A landscaper weed whacked a big hole in the fence. The board was not only easier than re-fencing, it will act as a weather block. I also fixed a gap in the wire on the roof. Then came the fun part! I had to raise and fix the run door. I raised and fixed it once already, but it would still drag on ice this ... "W" word, and the board I put on the bottom fell off. Getting the door to stay up where I wanted it wasn't as easy this time. I tried a million different things, and finally found a solution. With a paint scraper, cinder block and bungee cord, I got the stupid door on! And I cursed my husband the whole time for leaving me. No sooner had I gotten out of the shower (why I bothered showering before going out is beyond me!) then Jazlyn was here. Just for the night though.
LOL! I can't give her a paper cup because she knows she can crush it. I looked around for a small plastic cup, and came up with a sleeve of hard plastic shot glasses. I was laughing so hard as I handed Jazlyn her drink, that I snorted.
Today I cleaned the waterers, and rubber bowls, filled a milk jug, and even drained the garden hose. It's gonna be a long w*%&#r, and I'm gettin' ready!
I'll be letting the chickens out of the pen on Sunday, and I'm pretty sure they will head for their old coop. Especially Reba. She is the first to come running when I shake the scratch can.