Friday, October 16, 2009
by Callie on Friday, October 16, 2009
The hens seem to like having the scratch on the ground,
but I notice that they only eat some of the grains. Picky chickens.
Having the wood stacked behind the door will make it nice when we need to get wood, especially at night, or when it is really cold and I don't want to walk around to the back of the shed. I guess Tom is going to try this stacking arrangement out and see how it works. He will need to keep stacking wood there as we use it up and this will mean moving the wood at least twice. More exercise.
I cleaned the chicken pen today while the hens were out. I do like a clean chicken pen and coop. I raked up lots of feathers and later took a photo of a molting light brahma. At first I thought some critter had got her and bit out a bunch of her feathers, but Kristine said no, she was just molting. She looks terrible! I was going to post the photo, but it is rather unpleasant to look at a partially feathered chicken.
Kristine and I counted the hens tonight and there are still 18. We hadn't counted them for awhile and I wanted to make sure the hens were all ok. I admit I was worried that something was after the hens even after Kristine assured me the brahma was only molting.
I finished up raking half the driveway today. Raking leaves is great exercise. It was very nice today (75 cool and crisp) and I enjoyed being out in the piney smelling woods. There are so many downed branches that it smells like Christmas trees. I don't normally notice the odor of the pine trees, but with all the broken and crushed pine branches it smells wonderful.
I didn't paint today because Kristine has a cough and I don't want any problems. Even though the paint doesn't smell there is still something that is given off as the paint dries.
[2 eggs today]