I had fun painting the sign. To be honest I love having the chickens so much I don't mind if we don't sell a single egg, but even now with just half of them laying and giving eggs away we still have lots, so when all of them are laying we'll have a total glut!
There are, however, some downsides of having chickens, I think I found the biggest one this morning! There I was happily cleaning the chicken house. I thought there was a rather unpleasant dead smell around the place but hadn't been able to find anything. I put new bedding in some of the unused nesting boxes, then I thought I would nail some wood up to make the entrances a bit narrower ( they were too high!) To do this I had to move the grandpa feeder. WELL! Under it was the most huge (dead) rat I have ever seen. I am not good with dead things, rats and mice. A dead rat is one of my worst nightmares, a stinky, dead rat probably is my worst nightmare. I am surprised Lloyd didn't hear me scream in Kaitaia ( 1 hour drive away) ew! it was totally horrible. I had to get a fork ( couldn't find a spade) and then fling it over into the paddock, I had this rather hysterical giggly moment as I imagined it coming off the fork the wrong way and landing on my head. Is this too much information?
This was on top of already finding 2 of the chickens in the veggie garden this morning because the tree they roost on is so tall they flew over the fence! I decided I better prune it, so 2 hours later, chicken poo all over me and in my hair, on my face and even perhaps a little in my eye ( it was stingy!) it was done. Then I only had the branches to clear up.
I have had 2 showers this morning.
Welcome to my world ☿