When raising up young pullets it's important to have a warm dry place where they can grow and thrive. Lately our pens have proved not to be as dry as we needed. With each rain the young birds would stand in mud for days and that is never a good thing. With our set up it's not possible to have the birds on a nice grassy area.
Larry found this handy, dandy, scoop for the tractor last fall on Craig's list. Sure makes the job easier. Let the scooping begin.
The tractor just fits through the opening, thank goodness! The camera operator also happens to be the gravel spreader, along with my side kick Heather.
The gravel is spread, the fencing and gates will be put back into place and let's hope this keeps the birds out of the mud.
If your interested in pullets we still have some available for sale, the breeds available are, Olive Egger, Ameraucana, Lavender Orpington, Chocolate Orpington, Black Copper Marans, Blue Copper Marans and Splash Marans. Check out the website for more details, http://chickenscratchpoultry.com/ drop me an email from the website if you have any questions. Hope to hear from you soon.
Have a wonderful day!