3 small paddocks coming up

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    Well with all the things going on currently, I borrowed a post digger from a friend, we have clay soil so i thought I might be in for a rough ride, but the test hole was awesome, we are going to be doing 3 small paddocks down the back for the chooks some goats and a surprise :)
     
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    Great morning this morning, went out to get our Incubator, got home, laid out all the copper logs and post crete, 28 in total, got them all in, back filled later that afternoon ended up measuring it out again and will be going 4 paddocks not 3 :)
     
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    While I was at Bunnings Gympie getting lunch of snag and fanta I asked the people running today's snag stall (Curra fishing club) if they knew of you.
    Got a negative reply because in the heat of the moment I couldn't remember your name! :dunno:
    My brain has the grest nack of letting me down at the most inopportune moments! :crazy:

    Your recent fencing activity is certainly making a rapid difference. :thumbsup:
     
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    When you are in next just ask one of the team for "Ray" from Builders ;)
     
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    excellent day today, finished a heap, few gates and a couple of finishing touches, but got to let the chookies out
     
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    4WD fence tensioner lol
     
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    This is what happens when i get left alone to make funny things
    hahaha
     
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    Nearly there man ITS HOT lol
     
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    And it LIVES, came out a treat, one more to go
     
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    Wow Ray, you certainly have been busy! All coming along very nicely.

    Something I discovered about chooks free ranging is they won't unless they feel safe from overhead predation.
    Once I had modified my fence line to include a big old Brazilian cherry, they immediately went 3times as far away.
    They were able to rest under the cherry during the heat of the day, use it as a halfway stop for longer trips to the end of their run and soon had the soil loose enough around it to dust bathe in complete safety. The tree had branches that were almost on the ground making it quite wide with lots of hidy holes in among the branches. The tree was about 4 m tall and wide and quite thickly leafed. Right up the ally for chooks.
    Prior to having access to that tree, they never left the surrounds of their shed.
    There were 2 other smaller Brazilian cherries that I gave them also. Some chooks would go there but others preferred not.

    The other thing they loved was when I made the big compost heap in their run under the mulberry tree.
     
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    :) These guys are out and about everyday now which is lovely to watch we spend quite a bit of time just sitting and watching them lol
    there are quite a few higher tree's in the run and a heap of logs and around the back of the run there is a huge pile of leaves and junk they love playing in there all day, plenty of little things to eat :)
    We get quite an array of native birds in also which i am liking very much,
    working on the goat run today, hang the gate and work on their stable
     
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