Even the dog is depressed, the pigs are well and truly sick of rain, the chooks have been nearly blown inside out with the wind and my hen shed is beginning to seem like an ark. That’ll be Noah’s ark and not a house for pigs, to be honest, had it not been set in concrete I’m sure it would have sailed away days ago.
Egg production is down by about 40%, Molly is only reluctantly going outside and has completely lost her ‘bounce’. Though that could be ‘cold turkey’ from weaning her off Bakers dog food.
After hearing someone remark that it’s ‘junk food for dogs’ I read the label of the stuff I’ve been feeding the wee dug for years. The stuff has more E numbers than a Macdonald’s meal and about 5% sugar!!! So I did a little research and found this http://www.westmidlandsdogtraining.co.uk/dogtrainingtips/diet-nutrition-a-feeding/64-bakers-dog-food
Half these things are banned in other countries
and I’ve been feeding them to my wee dug!!! Anyway wifey brought some Harrington’s back from sowf with her and we’ve gradually been introducing it into her diet. The wee dug’s depression and lethargy seemed to coincide with the total lack of Bakers, but again, it could be just the weather.
Anyway, with the dog in a mood I set off early on my own up to the hen shed in the pishing rain to bash on with the windows and door.
Two ex Land Rover sliding windows went high up it the two sections that will be reserved for the birds, these are ideal, for they can be slid open for ventilation. Next I made a door into the north western end for access to what will be the feed and bedding store.
The flooring is actually just laid loosely in an attempt to dry it out a little before fitting, it’ll actually be laid the other way in 8’ lengths. My logic being that it’ll be easier to clean with the grain running towards the doors at the back of the hen coops.
Though one thing for sure, I’ve a lot of work to do on drainage and a lot of hardcore to put down before the hens go in
With George Rankine’s window at the south eastern end two old Land Rover ones in the middle I figured one from my parents house would be just fine for the store end.
A nice double glazed hardwood affair that probably cost a weeks wages
OK, it’ll hardly win any architectural awards but I’m quite pleased with it