Wednesday, July 2, 2008

When Animals Attack [Update]

A quick update on the animal issues. We've fortified our hoop house and moved it out into an open area with no trees within an ~60 foot distance. We've had zero issues which is probably a reflection of moving it more into the open and the significant fortification we did on the hoop house.

On a related note the chicken that had the wing tore off is doing nicely. He had a small leftover bone sticking out which dropped off after about a week and is feathering back nicely as well as growing more (see below). He is definitely stunted from the other birds that we got with him (a.k.a. Chickadee) but based on his current progress should grow up a happy, albeit missing wing life. Chickadee has had a few issues with not being able to fly up on the perch in the hoop house so I just added another lower perch and now he hops up without any issues.

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