Hubby and our wonderful friend from the coast had built Chicken Palace late last year and then about a month ago Hubby added the extra roof over the coop as more protection from the heat and weather both for the chooks and the coop itself.
We also ordered online a handy little set of drinkers for the chooks inside the coop and we recycled an old pig trough to add another water source outside the coop but still within the fenced larger 17 mtr x 12 mtr yard.
They are beautiful chooks and they settled into Chicken Palace very quickly.
We went to a poultry auction at Balimore about an hour or so from our place, and were lucky enough to purchase 8 turkeys ,1 young gobbler, two young hens, and then 5 smaller hens.
The turkeys thought all their christmas's had come at once ...... Thank goodness the grasshoppers have now finally moved on.
Every morning we let them all out early and they walk the perimeter of our house yard searching out anything that moves, I reckon that no creepy crawly will be safe anywhere near our place anymore' which suits me just fine !!!
Hubby has been trying hard to keep the sprinkler moving around the lawn, trying to revive some grass where the grasshoppers ate everything, and every time the turkeys see it they rush in to play in the water.
We do love them dearly, but we are realists, they are here for a purpose but we will endeavour to give them the best life they can possibly have , both for their health and ours.
Take care until we meet again,
all the best,