So, we are now the proud owners of 24 poultry crates, thanks to a wonderful man, Joe O'Gorman, from Mullingar. They need powerhosed and disinfected so it will be out with my old drysuit and a scrubbing brush at the weekend. 3 hour drive down to Mullingar and 3 hour drive back and not a fat legger heiffer in site!. Have purchased the electric netting, feeders, water dispensers, layers crumb and a bucket of battles louse powder.Almost ready to go!
Sam has finished all the sides of the 2 sheds and has the frames for the roofs made, so it looks like we are on plan for getting the sheds in place this weekend. Going to contact the 2 farms tomorrow and try to pin them down to a date.
The air time I got on Gerry Andersons show has worked wonders, my email and phone havent stopped and I have been inundated with offers of hen coats and requests for hens, its been wonderful. After a few people that requested hens had asked not to get them until spring, our numbers had fallen drastically for this rescue, but thanks to Gerry we are currently sitting at 120! Gerry has agreed to ba a patron for the charity, so all I have to do is to get his "comment" and try to persuade him to let me picture him with one of my girls and then I can add him to the website.
Im starting to get really really excited, and nervous about ths first big "Chicken Run" but Im hoping all will go ok on the day.
Thank you to everyone for their support and if you are interested in joining us on our first big rescue day, contact me ASAP. The girls need all the hugs they can get, so the more "Hen Huggers" we have, the better!