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Thursday, March 9, 2017

(No Day 7) Day Eight - Flutter-byes

Posing for the paparazzi after Pasty Butt inspections this morning.  About 20% has a little bit of the butt this morning, but nothing alarming.  This is probably the last bit of it that we'll see.

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Will be lowering temps on the thermostat tomorrow. Will be set to turn off at 90*F and back on at 85*F. So far the girls have eaten about 10 pounds of chickie food and about 1 cup of chickie grit. They've used 50 or so paper towels and about 1/10th of a bale of pine shavings. They go through about 1/2 gallon of water a day. Used pine shavings and paper towels will be added to the next compost pile to become part of the garden that will help feed my husband and I, and my resident hens. The hens, in turn, will produce more compost materials, and food for our doggies and for us. Right now I am giving away about 5 dozen eggs a week at work and still have too many eggs. But then, that's what happens when you have 20 something little biddies!

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No chickies were baked during the setting up and testing of the thermostat and remote temperature sensors!

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