Things moving well. Recycled shed has been completely creosoted and is ready for the chucks. Sam has started work on the two big sheds, at this stage the two floors are built and all the framework. One gable end finished and by the end of the week we should have 2 completed 75 bird hen houses. This week will be busy, going to Mullingar Wednesday to collect 20 poultry crates, joe, the guy that is selling them will let me have all 20 now and I can pay him for 10 and pay the rest later. I have been amazed how trusting and supportive people have been. Next we have to get 75 mtr of electric netting. Get the sheds into place, secure the fencing so the dogs can't get out of the garden but can get round the outside of the electric fencing. Should keep the foxes away. Still have to get more shavings and hay, guttering to make feeders, stand alone feeders and water dispensers and lots of layers mash and a couple of bags of grit. Going to contact some local farmers and see I've I can blag some bales of hay and straw. We got another free second hand shed and will probably use it as a store. It's going to be a busy week off work. Should be able to tie the farms down to an exact date this week. And then it's all go. Once I know the date I will let everyone know so they can arrange to pick up their new girls and those of you who have volunteered will be able to see if you are free on the day.
On a positive note, Sadie had her operation, thanks to my wonderful vet, Mike Morfett. He removed so much gunge from her abdomen that its surprising there is anything left! Anyway, Sadie doesnt seem to have been adversley affected and is ruling my conservatory with an iron rod, the poor cats dont stand a chance. I should have called her Roisin (private joke that only Roisin will get)
Please keep sharing the word and together we can offer a dignified retirement to some of these girls who give us so much and we dont even realise it.