In March, Paul built a “Chicken Extension” on the backof the goat shed because he wanted his storage shed back. I have to admit, the storage shed was a bit overkill for housing the chickens. So now the chickens & goats share the same shed, but on different sides.
I also started my first batch of incubator eggs. Out of 40 eggs, I only got 17 hatchings. But I’ll attribute the low hatching rate to the fact that I had a not-so-great homemade incubator that didn’t like to stay at temperature. I’ve tried incubating on two other occasions, but have given up on that until I get a good incubator.
Ms. Melman joined us in May. I haven’t been working with her like I should though. At first we were doing pretty well. Got her halter & lead broke, did some lounging & got a saddle on her. Then in late June, I found out I was pregnant so that meant no major training opportunities. Now I have my hands busy with Rhiannon. I hope to be able to spend a bit more time with her this winter when Rhiannon is with Paul or Grandma.