Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Game Day Out

My experiment worked a bit too well. I bought 4 game hens and let them go with the flock. Two of the hens went broody and hatched one day apart. One hen had five chicks and the other six chicks. The problem is that Game hens are tough moms. They attack anything that comes near their chicks, dogs, cats, other broody poultry. This is a good trait for good mothers that can raise their own chicks. This is something bred out of most most chickens. These chicks are half Game hen and half Americana since that is their rooster. Also, they hatched far away from the coop in the hay loft where other hens could not put their eggs. Now I wait to see if they grow up to be fighting roosters or good broody hens.

The black chick on the far right got stomped on my a duck. But even on one leg it keeps up with its family. 

Under Destruction

The old roof in a mega pile on the patio.

Our new metal roof looks great in the springtime.

Putting on under paper then the metal roof.

My old skylight is removed and roofed over until the new one is installed.

The Emerald Roof

Our contractor rented a lift to get everything up. Such a cool machine.

Putting on the edges.

Installing a new skylight that is better, smaller and has easy to install shade options.
First time I have had a clear view of clouds since we moved here. The old skylight leaked and got cloudy between the glass.

Our new metal roof after all the tar shingles were removed.

Our first solar panels and they work!

Husband supervising solar panel installations from the ground. Zilla happily chews her cow leg.

All panels installed and wired in.

Finishing up for the day. Still need to put in the electronics and finish the rest of the roof next week. The good news is that the roof will out last us.