by Meredith Chilson
Photos by author
Last Saturday was a perfect spring day: warm breeze, sunshine—I was up early with plans for the day. Laundry washed and on the clothesline—check! Garden peas weeded—check! Garage cleaned and materials laid out for making “chick corral”—check! Nest boxes cleaned in henhouse—ICK! Crawly things! Ick, ick, ick.
|Red chicken mite|
|scrubbing the nest fronts|
|Clean nest boxes with cedar shavings|
|Ladies sharing a Saturday afternoon dust bath|