The peeps were hatched on Monday and arrived at the post office on Tuesday morning. I got the call from the post office at 7:40 am on my way in to the office, so I had to do some quick juggling of my schedule so that I could pick them up before the office closed at 5:00.
We had been working really hard on getting the fence up, and in. In meaning two feet of it is buried in the ground to keep digging predators out!!!! So that means there is about four feet out of the ground and before the birds get to experience the great outdoors, we'll need to put a run of electric fence wire at the top. None of this again, is to keep the chickens in, but to keep the varmints out!
The hen house also needed a new roof, but we both really liked the original metal roof that was on it, just too many old nail holes to keep the babies dry. So off it came!!!!!
|Fortunately the rafters (I think that's what they're called) were in good shape.|
|Then heavy weight tar paper went on and the metal roofing was put back in place.|
|Ta Da!!!!! New old roof back in place!!!!! Notice anything else different?|
|The chicks won't be using this for a while, but the roost is ready for them when they get a little older. It's amazing how quickly they grow. After only five days out of the shell, they are already getting their first wing feathers!!!|
Have a great weekend! Peace! Kent