This week we had some special visitors stop in for a few days while on their way to Louisville KY. Our Niece Leslie and Nephew Kyle from Fairbanks Alaska are traveling to the FFA convention in Louisville KY. They are both interested in Agriculture and what the future holds for young men and women who wish to have a career in Ag. What better way for them to begin their journey than right here on the Poultry farm. Leslie and Kyle were privileged to get a small peek at what a typical shipping day is like here at Chicken Scratch Poultry.
You would think our day would begin bright and early with a big country breakfast of bacon and eggs, sorry to disappoint but it begins with a snatch and grab whatever you can, eat fast and head out the door.
Normally my daughter / employee starts the day off by putting together large postal approved poultry boxes, fills them with wood savings and sliced cucumbers. Sorry I didn't get a photo of this happening, I was off taking care of other tasks. Today's shipment will take 15 large boxes. Leslie helped my daughter Heather assemble boxes while Kyle and I started catching pullets to fill the orders.
Kyle is a lean, mean, chicken catchin machine! I'm in the back ground of this photo using a net to catch pullets, Kyle just snatches them up. We caught up 36 birds for shipping today.
I turn my back for a second and suddenly it seems it's break time and everyone is standing around laughing and having a gab session. Get back to work people we have 36 birds to get in boxes!
Once the birds are in the boxes, the boxes are weighed and we're off to print labels.
The Labels are printed and the girls are putting them on the boxes. Make sure you get them on the correct box girls. Heather and Leslie work very well together.
Once the labels are on the boxes, into the truck they go and off to the post office. I then call each customer to let them know that their new feathered friends are on the way.
Kyle was a really big help to Larry while he was here visiting. Larry is in the middle of a barn addition currently and is doing the work by himself. Kyle was able to help Larry get a lot of work done on that project in the short amount of time that he was here. He's a good worker and was happy to help.
They were able to get all the siding hung on one side of the barn plus they also hung all of the electrical wiring and light fixtures.
Thank you Kyle and Leslie for all of your help while you were visiting us. We hope you had as much fun as we did.
Angie & Larry