|Two of our chooks, Blondie and Atila!|
Ever since I spent time in hospital about nine years ago with as serious case of Pneumonia brought on by working with bird droppings in a laboring job, I hold my breath while inside of their house where they roost. I do not want to breath into my lungs any of those harmful spores that cause so much trouble to humans.
I had hoped Sugar Cane mulching material was good nesting material because its all I had access to. I had done some reading online where others had a lot of success with this material. So I decided to press on and use this.
I am just feeling my way around with our four chickens and one rooster. Its all new to Brice and myself. Our first chooks... and they do seem to love us. Brice calls them over and they come to him.
They are well versed in escape artistry. They are fly away chickens and the mischievous rooster is often up in the trees above their pen area.
I trimmed their flight feathers when they were younger but I would say they have all grown back again. It will be fun trimming these feathers now they are bigger. I will have to do this chore because of dogs in neighbouring properties and this also includes our dog who would think nothing of chasing these feathered members of our family.