Wednesday, March 26, 2014

a light March snow - a view from the back side of the aviary (duck pen / enclosure)

It was a beautiful morning with the snow and sunshine
This snow will not stick around very long this morning.

Here are a few pictures from the back side of the aviary

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wintery Spring & creative temporary solutions

Snow and bitter cold in the early spring

The boys are being VERY aggressive with  the girls right now.  This really isn't their fault they are driven by their spring time hormones and instincts.

So to keep the peace we have separated the boys until the worst of the aggression passes.  Snow and bitter cold temps have complicated this however.  

When put up at night or after temps fall below 20* we separate them in the heated duck house with a pet gate.  We created a temporary solution for when they are outside in 22-40 degree temps and we expect precipitation.

A temp shelter for the boys.  With plans to build a more permanent one later.

I think we are all ready for warm temps to come and stay a while.