2. So I gave up and took a short video.
3. I bought some fancy rat zapper wahoo traps that cost a fortune because I wanted something effective, yet humane. We haven't caught any rats. A couple other rodents, but no rats. Grrrr.
4. Here is Calvin the rooster who thinks he's an attack dog; part German Shepard and part pit bull. I'm glad he's protective of the chick and, thankfully, he's been leaving me alone. Nevertheless, I did not get down to eye level to take this picture.
5. When we fill the water in the evening, the chickens all crowd around. There is something irresistible about the mud that appears around the water bin.