Never let it be said that I don't know how to enjoy myself!
I had a wash, put my best green clothes on, and my bestest boots and jolly well went out the house and down to the new place....
.. today was the day, oh yes, today was the day...
...that the chickens had to be mucked out!
With my trusty shovel in hand, and the wind blowing sweetly over my bald head, I made my way over to the chicken run.
Luckily only one run had to be mucked out today, but that WAS the biggest run. At 6M x 6M and at parts 4-6" deep, the combination of straw, mud and poo had to be transported to our compost area.
It was harder than I though, mostly because all the straw had matted together, and with the mud and poo, had formed a weird sort of concrete crust, with really horrible mush underneath.
Lucky for the chickens they were allowed out in the paddock, so they didn't have to witness the horror that I experienced.
Although I worked hard and moved about 15-20 full wheelbarrow loads, there was still a bit left to do, which I shall do tomorrow, but at least the 'ladies' had a clear area to run about on.
Hopefully the air will dry out the muddy layer over the next few days and get the run back to what it was, but it'll take some time.
Here is Kane pointing to the transported muck!