So I decided to get outside and have a bit of a tidy up.
This bit of path is flooding so Compostman lifted the slab and dug out a gravel filled soakaway underneath it. We also cut back all the dead plants and swept up the path.
The lean to was in a right mess, full of all sorts of clutter. I cleaned out the double hutch and re instated Juniper the guinea pig in there for the winter as it is insulated and has a cosy cover to keep her warm. The Seramas were in there originally, but now live in the polytunnel
I also put things away, threw things away and did a lot of recycling to make the lean to a tidy, workable space again as we do work in it out of the rain a lot.
Then it was onto the chickens, I cleaned out the big girls house and put down more wood chips in the Mega Hen Pen. I also cleaned out their drinkers and feeders and topped them up with fresh food and water. I also gathered the eggs - thank you girls :)
The Seramas live in the polytunnel now; I did have them free ranging in there in the day and shut in the Broody Arc at night but it is a bit small so I decided to move the smaller hen run and Eglu into the polytunnel so they would have a more spacious run and the Eglu to sleep in to keep warm. Juniper also has her run in the polytunnel and so can have a run around undercover.
But first, I had to make some space!
Algy the Serama cockerel always wants to see what we are up to, he is such a friendly little chap :)
As you can see in an earlier photo the big girls are laying well but the littlees had not provided any eggs for a few days and here is why!
Someone has been creeping into this tangle of old plant to lay :)
Much tidier and now the Seramas not only have a warmer house to sleep in but a much bigger run.
I felt much happier after doing all this work :)