My dad drove through the night after work on Friday avoid a South Dakota storm and bring me fencing for my birds. My parents had kennels from their dogs that they aren’t using anymore and my living room ducks and chicks were in desperate need of a home out of doors. I’m pretty sure the grandkids were a good part of the excuse to come too since we hadn’t gotten to see him since we moved from South Dakota late last summer but regardless, it was good to see my dad again and he and the kids built me a couple fantastic duck and chicken pens.
The chickens aren’t quite feathered out enough to be out there, but warmer temperatures next week will get them some sunshine during the day anyway. I’m so excited to have one step closer to having a little farm full of animals again. We found three doghouses on clearance that will provide a bit of shelter for each of the three pens for now. It all looks pretty nice!
Lach was asleep when we moved the ducks outside for the afternoon and he was so confused. I had to take him out and show him. I think he was just as excited as I was!
Charlotte Moore says
How nice of your dad! That is a secured looking fence. Hopefully no animals can get to any of them. I know your kiddos enjoyed him being there as well as yourself. How far away are you from them now? Not as far as you used to be???
We’re almost exactly the same distance. Further north but also further east. I’d do hoped to end up closer, but we’re still about 650 miles from there.
Carl M. Davis says
Hopefully racoons, foxes, ect, will not get after your poultry. Dogs, of course, are a big help with that threat, especially if one is a livestock gaurdian type. Have you considered putting out a trail camera and keeping the yard lit all night?
We put wire floors and roofs on the cages to avoid that, so they shouldn’t be able to get into there. The dogs are half Pyrenees and seem up to the challenge. Barking in the night is their specialty! We do have a trail cam if I convince Sterling to let me use it. That’s a good thought.