I had to update today, it’s the chick’s three week anniversary. Look at them!
They’re brilliant, still don’t know the sex though. Chris has been busy sorting out the large cage this week. Trying to find any gaps in the wire and mend them, so we hopefully won’t get rats in as well as any other animals. Once the birds are off heat and fully feathered, they should be able to go out. We’ve ordered a roll of electrified chicken netting to go round the grassed area so they can range a lot further than just in the coop. We daren’t leave them free ranging without electric fencing because we know we have foxes and we’ve been told there are mink around. We have paving slabs down because it gets so wet, we don’t want to have any problems with mud and the birds getting soaking wet in the winter, because that would make them get too cold.
Lastly, it was my birthday this week, happy birthday to me! It’s a strange week because Chris may be going back to work next week, we don’t know for certain yet, so it’s all going to change again. But many people know what that feels like. What has got to me a little bit recently, is that I’ve realised we won’t really be able to visit our friends and family in Derbyshire for quite a long time, probably not this year and that makes me a little sad. Kids grow up so quickly and that means last time we visited J would have been 4 1/2 and he’ll more than likely be 6, when we next come over in person. Ah well, it is what it is, at least there’s loads of ways of keeping in touch. So, love to all of you.
Bye for now.