Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Four naked chicks in a shower

Four naked chicks in the shower - that sounds pretty racy and in fact at only a day old they really are fast - so it was a challenge to finally get a shot of them in the sunshine before they dove back under mother hen.

The fiberglass shower was left over from Valhalla's bunkhouse bathroom remodel; we turned it onto
its side for storing hay out of the rain and this was the spot that the hen chose for hatching her eggs. They're all completely fenced in with welded wire and a tarp sealing off the gap above now... we may have to drop a heat lamp in with a late cold snap coming later this week but they should do fine.

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Just getting a project like Valhalla up and running has required a significant investment in time, money, and labor. With roughly $500,000 already invested over the last two years into the Valhalla Project for property acquisition, feeding and housing Soldier participants, infrastructure and facility improvements, animal purchases and feed, tools and building supplies, forest and pasture management expenses, and much much more, resources are running thin. We need YOUR help to keep Valhalla functioning efficiently - while at the same time expanding vitally important programs to assist post-9/11 combat Soldiers and war zone civilian workers to transition back into the civilian world. 

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