Today the sun came out again which meant that I headed outdoors for the best part of the day. Nowadays everything takes me so much longer than it did before I became unwell, so what I used to achieve in a couple of hours can now take me most of the day, however I'm happy that I am still able do as much as I do and with Mr J's help I can achieve most of what I'd like to.
The girls, Jack and Diesel were delighted that it was a dry day and raced off to the back of the piggeries to catch the morning sun and then moved towards the side of the house as the sun moved around the sky. They have a favoured place between the greenhouse and a fence where it is sheltered from the breeze that comes across from the estuary but still gets plenty of sunshine.
So I measured and cut some 2 by 1 and found a 4 by 1 length of wood to use while Mr J went to the local town to do a few errands. When he came back, he helped me screw the battens together to make end frames for the run extension.
Then I fixed some chicken wire to the frame to keep the little hens securely inside their improved run. Tomorrow we will make a roof panel and then attach all of it to the existing run to double the floor space that they have.
I am fascinated by the speedy development of these birds, they are looking healthy and happy and seem to be physically changing on a daily basis. Because Jack and Diesel came to us at 18 months old, we haven't experienced pullets before and I'm really enjoying watching them change and mature.