Tuesday 26 August 2014
Going Up and a Bit of a Down
Over the week-end hubby put the scaffolding up at the side of the house
This now means we can get the chimney repaired
As you can see the rendering is all coming away
And also get the correct chimney pots on.
Also while the scaffolding is in place we will get the end wall painted and the fascia boards cleaned up.
I have got on quote in today for the repairs.
We need to get the repairs done before winter sets in, the builder who came round today to do a quote did pull off all the loose stuff as it was very windy and he was concerned about bits of render crashing down on me. What a nice man.
There was a bit of a downer first thing this morning, when I let the chooks out I noticed Fern my white Silky had a prolapse, I tried to catch hold of her but she was having none of it, I did a bit of research about the prolapse, although it can through lots of care be repaired and putting her on antibiotics in the long term it is something that is going to recur and if I didn't see it and the other chooks spot it first she would be pecked to death by them, she also lays big eggs so the chances are it is going to happen on a regular basis, keeping her isolated from the other chooks was an option but the daily care needed and medication helped me come to the descison that it was best she was dispatched.
Some people may find this a cruel waste of life, my view is the chickens are not pets they are there to provide us with eggs, the daily care was not something I could consider for a chicken that would no longer serve a purpose and the risk of her being attacked by the others would be cruel, chickens are cannibals and can be vicious to weak ones in the flock. She had a good life and was 6 years old a good age for a chicken. She will be remembered fondly.
Fern going about her business in happier times.