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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:25 pm 
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Yet another east-coast low and inches of rain; all dams overflowing. The whole place is inches deep in water, all flowing downhill.

The water is seeping up through the floor of 3 of the chook houses and standing all over the floor, 5 cm deep in some places, even though there is corrugated iron going 40 cm into the ground all along the uphill back walls. The chooks are all on roost in these.

2 more houses just have wet floors; the chooks are on second level dry places.

2 small hoses which are off the ground are actually standing inches deep in water flowing downhill. The chooks came wading through from their day shelter when it got dark to climb up into them. These chooks, 11 in all, don’t roost but sit in hay. But I could not clean out properly and had to just throw an armful of new hay on top.
It’s a hell of a mess. I hope they are all dry and warm through the night at least.

And not much electricity to be online as we are solar only.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:41 pm 
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That is so miserable Globi. And it's not a whinge, you're just saying it how it is. Hope they will be okay and come out of this healthy. And that you get some sunshine for the solar (and send the rain our way, we haven't had any and so need it).

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:19 pm 
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My sympathy too. We had similar a month ago but not so bad as most pens are on a slope. This time of the year everything takes forever to dry out.
I have just put a 15 cm layer of sand in all the 'get soggy' night pens to help the draining process.
Wish we could send some sunshine your way.
At least the Croads have long legs.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:09 pm 
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Thanks, PossumCorner and Sue, I needed some kind words with all the mess.

We are actually on a gentle ridge and have very sandy soil. But there has been so much rain lately that everything is saturated. An east-coast low every two weeks or so. Took 116mm out of the rain gauge this morning.
I saw we had major flooding all around us, and one guy pulled out of the water just down the road from us. It is slowly draining away now. I put plastic sheets in the sheds as best I could but it is still messy.
I had the good idea to pull out the old corn stalks from a large raised bed in the vegie garden because it is easy in the soggy soil, and suddenly went down nearly to my knee. Like quicksand.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:35 pm 
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Stay strong Globi, Chook owners hate lots of water!
Last big rain here it was the smell that nearly killed me. Good luck

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:45 pm 
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Thanks Bronze, not too bad smelling yet.
But they insist on drinking from all these puddles.
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