Notes | 6.11.17
Today’s egg tally was a whopping five! (Three Ameraucana, one Buff Orpington and one Cuckoo Marans.) I’m still waiting on the Ideal 236 pullet (a white egg), the Black Sex Link (a brown egg), the Rhode Island Red (another brown egg) and the two Silver Laced Wyandottes (also brown eggs). I know that’s a lot of brown eggs to tell apart, one from the other, but there are variations to each chicken’s egg pigmentation and I hope I’ll be able to tell the differences one day.
I decided that I am going to retire those hanging buckets of food, and just put out a pan of food every morning. Hopefully that will discourage the opossums and deer (of all things!) from coming in and helping themselves.
And I like the bucket waterer we’ve been using, but I’d really like to add a valve that automatically refills when the water gets below a certain level. Something like this.
Lastly, I really need to plant the corn if I’m going to do it. It’s supposed to be cloudy tomorrow, and maybe a little rainy, but the weather should be slowly improving after that. So maybe tomorrow’s the day.