Chickenland has looked like a giant pillow fight has taken place. The girls molt twice a year, more heavily in fall than spring. This leaves some looking a bit disheveled (does anyone ever look "sheveled"?). We make sure that they get a balanced diet with a little extra protein (yummy! meal worms!) mix in. Scratch feed is also increased a wee bit to ensure those tummies stay warm over night.
|who you callin' scruffy?|
Most of the day, Saturday, was spent clearing out the animal barn. Once the paddock is clean of old straw, layers of stall treatment, wood shavings, and new straw are put it. This lays down the beginnings of a deep bed which will help keep the girls warm in the winter. Boers are cold hardy provided that one allows them to get plenty of pasture time while the seasons change. While they don't stay outside in the cold rain (who likes to get wet and chilled?), they do go out to play while things are dry.