So here's problem number one. The builder of our house put the pressure tank for the well and the associated plumbing in a small shed, which we call the pump house. I think the reason for this was to reduce the Summer humidity in the house by keeping the condensation buildup on the tank in a separate building.
Problem number two is that we've been pretty lax with our layer chickens and they've gone pretty much rogue. They've scattered themselves around the property and have taken to sleeping in the trees. They have also found alternative spots for laying eggs and I haven't been able to track them down, except for stumbling on an occasional nest, which we won't use. At some point I'll take on capturing the birds and confining them to the portable coop to "train" them to lay in the box, but sometimes it's as easy to start with some fresh chicks.
A while back I found a clutch of eggs in the woods and threw these and a few others in the incubator. When they hatched, the pump house got cleaned out and the brooder relocated inside.
|Blue Pressure Tank & Brooder|