Monday, May 16, 2016
The Great Chicken Rescue
Let me start off by apologizing. Last night when I was going to start replying to comments my computer shut down on me and then wouldn't boot up again. I think I am having power supply issues once again as they seem to want to happen about every 2 years anymore. I didn't have much time to mess with it and thought I would do so after work today.
I went to work planning on being there my scheduled 4 hours and ended up staying 12.....
The last ewe dropped her lamb this afternoon and I am so tired right now I barely stand. Going to have to get to comments tomorrow I guess.
Anyway one little story as I was finishing up the fence part of the crossroads paddock I went to get a partial roll of woven wire I had left over. When I got to it there was a chicken in the roll. She wouldn't come out. Then I noticed she had an awfully large pile of poo under her and two eggs. I think that hen had been stuck in that roll of wire for a day or two. She had somehow managed to get her body wedged into the jagged wire in the middle of the roll and couldn't go forward or backward.
I had to unroll this entire roll to get her out. All the while the hen was squawking bloody murder and was obviously convinced I was cooking her rotisserie style right there in the driveway. When we finally got her all unrolled we carried her into the coop and placed her in front of the waterer and she must have sat there and drank for a good hour. After a while she was back up and running around with the rest of the flock so I guess she will be fine.
That hen is just lucky I decided to use woven wire on the last remaining section of fence and not another cattle panel though. That and the fact it has been so cool the last few days.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!