But despite imagining what life would be like if we lived oceanside, I really do love our little piece of farm heaven. I thought you might like a guinea hen update (after posting about nothing else for weeks with the first batch of hens, the second batch has been sadly neglected).
The coop is currently divided with chicken wire until the second batch of keets gets big enough to cope with the larger hens. The age difference between the 2 batches is six weeks. Quite a difference in size! I'm happy to report that we haven't lost any keets from the second batch...still 3 out of 4 hens from our first batch (we lost one keet when it was 3 days old), and 6 out of 6 keets are thriving in the 2nd batch. The only predators we seem to have to worry about (so far) are our own dogs! Mulligan and Cassie are desperate to get down to the coop (Cinder doesn't seem interested), and Mulligan has tried to tear open the ramp door when the hens were locked inside.This afternoon we are off adventuring with the dogs. Who knows what we'll find?