So here we have it, the new and improved hopefully mink proof, or at least mink resistant meat bird hut:
The hut is a wood frame with slab wood on the back half. The front is chicken wire, with 1/2 inch hardware cloth on top. There is mink wire attached to the bottom, and goes underground to discourage tunnelling. We hope. The top is a heavy duty tarp. With the exception of the beefed up wire sides and the anti tunnelling wire this is the same set up we have used for meat birds for the last 4 years. It works well and if it ain't broke....
The birds arrive tomorrow, just 30 this time, given the weather forecast they will probably stay in the house for a couple of days. (See, if you say it fast it just sounds normal).
Prepare for cuteness pictures tomorrow as our spaniel LOVES chicks !
I promise you will know what I mean tomorrow. Have a great day everyone, and if you are in Nova Scotia.. enjoy the rain!