Today I went down determined to rescue the chickens from the ever rising wall of mud in the coop. I arrived down, complete with a lettuce as a peace offering to find Geoff had put down pallets to keep them off the mud. He has even moved the food bins onto a separate pallet to keep them from sinking irrevocably into the mud.
Mollified with lettuce, the girls cheered up and after squashing several newly formed rat holes, I left them to it. Hopefully they will be happier and go back to laying properly!
In other news, Masie appears to be re-growing her feathers at a rate of knots although she is still somewhat bald towards the rear.
The quail were hiding in the covered part of the coop today, to hide from the relentless rain and wind. I think they may migrate back indoors whilst the storm is in residence. At least they are mud free… Be grateful for small mercies eh?