We moved the chickens from the veg plot on Sunday. Alden helped me take the coops out, clean them and hide them by the garage. The chickens were quite slow to leave the safety of the veg plot on Saturday but braver on Sunday, venturing into the run and some going down to the pond. It was 'interesting' getting them all in the run at bedtime, the ducks are scared of them and the chickens were confused except the original
ones,who were not happy at their home being invaded.
Last night I had to evict one of the Marans from the ducks shed, she had settled down comfortably in one corner and the ducks were all huddled in the other, keeping as far away from her as possible. With claws, beaks, wings and feathers flying, I managed to catch her by the legs which resulted in her hanging upside down for a few seconds. She was very calm after that, and securely tucked under my arm, she was relocated to the hen house.
This is the ponies new shelter. When we moved in it was an outside bar complete with optics and pumps and a few beer barrels. Then we used it as a wood store but it seemed obvious that it would make an ideal shelter for Bouncer and Pixie. So theres Bouncer eating from the hay rack in the corner, and there is a water supply in the chalet next to it.
The weekend was spent incorporating it into the fields fencing and cleaning it up.
We wormed the sheep yesterday, (Monday) by mixing it in their sugar beet breakfast. They look happy today so cannot have done anything too wrong. They are growing fast.