You are right essentially but the feather shafts are so short atm they are more like an unshaven stubble. I can't see any way to make a massage comfortable for a few days yet. When there is enough feather for it to lie down under pressure I'll be on it.I know massaging with pin feathers may be uncomfortable but isn't it treating the most important thing?
I worried about that with Minnie but decided that the crop could kill her but as long as I didn't break any blood feathers that the massaging pin feathers would just be uncomfortable. And as it turned out she liked the massage even though she was porcupine like.
What I was careful not to do was move feathers relative to skin. I really pummeled the crop so the movement of skin and feathers was not a lot really. Hard to describe.
I would like to find the gentlest breed of dinosaur for him if that is at all possibleI completely understand. I think the Red Sex Links are absolutely gorgeous. It's not just the looks, which I'm fond of because they still look like chickens, it's they seem to be unusually friendly.
The Catalan tribes are complete savages by comparison.
Well, I agree permanent wiring is best and easiest. BUT, if you're going to deal with overland extension cords, just like fencing, one long piece can be a bear to carry. Storage, hanging it, putting it down along where you want it, 200 feet of cord is heavy and bulky. So I'd go with a few shorter cords and be sure to make good connections.Totally agree - but I think the investment in a long cord will be worth it. I ended up burying conduit and pulling through wire and actually wiring the coop for electric. I didn't do it myself but it was much less of a difficult job than I expected. Mine is about 200 feet from the house too - maybe a little less.
Whether it ruins the yard depends on the style of fence, surely? Pickets, glass panels, modern style uprights, there's a lot of choice.This is actually quite similar to the elephant covers that some people use in the winter to cover their pools. They do allow rain to pass through. They however are essentially permanent and not easily removable.
A fence might work but I know that Mrs BY Bob does not want a large fence "ruining" the look of the backyard. I did have a small temporary fence after we lost baby Dusty but it was not long until everyone was hopping over it.