Several growers in the nursery pen are now old enough to be moved to the yard, making room in the nursery pen for the bantam and her guinea fowl keets, who are desperate to free range. I was hoping to cut the grass in the pen before moving them in but today is wetter than I was expecting, so I'm not sure that will get done.
On Sunday several Exchequer Leghorns from this years breeding pen are being collected so we will bring those birds home from the yard on Saturday night and pen them ready for collection.
On Monday four of the older growers are off to a new home in South Wales so they too need to be penned ready.
The breeding group of quail have already gone and the young ones reserved to be collected next weekend.With the quail going a house and run has been freed up, this will now be used as a quarantine quarter for a trio of French Black Copper Maran pullets we are collecting on Saturday.
Sometimes moving the birds around is rather like a puzzle we had as a child where you had to move all the squares to the correct place to complete a picture.