What's new at the chicken coop, you ask. Well let me fill you in.
Last week we took a mini vaca to a spot about four hours north of our home in Michigan, Charlevoix. While gone, the jim-dandy housesitter, Jess, texted to say a huge gob of insulation had fallen from the ceiling of one side of the chicken coop. What the heck??
Jess did a thorough job of getting that mess away from the hens, thank goodness. When we returned, that was one of the first tasks Rick jumped on. No idea how/why it happened.
Handyman Rick also installed a new little chicken door that can be used when the girls are out free ranging. If they need to get back in the coop. To lay an egg. Sometimes those needs are urgent. Ask the girls.
And, if one of the girls is in a nesting box when the rest of the flock go out for free range time, they're now not stuck in the coop for the duration. They can hop out the door and join the gang.
As I was cleaning out a long-forgotten box in the house, I came upon prayer flags. Perfect for all of us at this point in time, including my well loved hens.
If you're like me, you've encountered a lot of ill will/hostility/finger pointing in the last few months. I think we can all agree negativity has permeated the air. It's been somewhat brutal.
Prayer flags can help clear that air and replace it with the positivity we all need.