Sunday, 22 January 2017

When the chips are down

duck run Jan 17 (1)

Damp weather recently has not been conducive to keeping our poultry confined to their runs, a current requirement of the emergency DEFRA regulations designed to tackle bird flu. So we have been adding wood chippings to the floor of the duck and chicken runs. These chippings are an important resource for us. They are the twigs etc snipped from the branches fed to the goats. The chippings, like the chopped up branches, were to be used as fuel for our wood-fired heating system, once we have it installed. Now I am scattering sack loads of the stuff to the ground to help give a firmer footing for the poultry and to keep them out of the mud.

duck run Jan 17 (3)

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