Flying Rain Gauge

06 Jul

image It is easy to tell when it is raining outside because hummingbirds will remain perched on the hummingbird hanger between is also being very wet outside is another indicator.

Last night the chicks were free roaming and snuck in between the fence mesh holes (due to being small) and spent the night in the coop with the other chickens. For the most part it all went fine except ‘hoder’ had trouble getting up to the roosting spots and Chickie took exception to it and chased after hoder, then Hoppy the peafowl chased Chickie outside, all was fine after. Developmentally hoder seems small and somewhat slower..hopefully things speed up. I put them back in the mini-coop at sunrise just to be sure and sealed them all up for another week..only to roam when we are supervising..not to mention the rain gauge was predicting rain and we did not want them getting too wet. Groan..


Posted by on July 6, 2012 in Construction


2 responses to “Flying Rain Gauge

  1. jambaloney

    July 7, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    never thought to call them a “flying rain gauge” – awesome!

    we’ve noticed the same thing, but didn’t give it any real thought – you’re right, they sit there and get soaked to the bone, which seems odd for such a small bird…

    then again, the bluejays will also be out front DRENCHED and looking like hobos – i want to give them spare change instead of sunflower seeds ;-))

    i am totally rooting for hoder – booo chickie and yay for hoppy!!

    don’t worry about hoder’s slow start… it’s all about how you finish the race – he (she?) is special!!

    cheers buddy!

    • eagergridlessbeaver

      July 9, 2012 at 2:19 pm

      hehe, thanks man! hoder seems to be improving..he is a fan favorite around there parts!


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