Three sides of the turkey barn are done now (or almost done anyway). I was determined to build the sliding barn door today and hang it. With the help of James and Adam we were able to lift and hang it by 7:30 this evening. It's so heavy. I need to make a few adjustments so we'll have to take it down again but it slides nicely and I'm pretty pleased with it.
Last night we put the turkeys in a small area of the barn closed off by screen doors which I screwed together. We put a heat lamp in there with them since it was going to get down to 60 degrees last night. James got up at 2:15 AM to check on them. At 4:00 he told me they were ok so I could stop worrying about them. Tonight I put another heat lamp in there because it's supposed to be in the low 50's. they aren't fully feathered yet so need at least 65 to 70 degrees.
While I was working I heard this banging noise coming from the goat yard. Shasta, one of the 2 month old bucklings, was stuck in a cat carrier I had put out for the chickens to lay eggs in since the 2 broody hens are hogging the nests they like best. It took me a while to get him out. I don't think he could have escaped by himself. Poor little guy was freaking out. He had to freak out a little longer while I took his picture. I wish I could have videoed me wrestling him out of there. It wasn't easy. There was an egg in there with him but it was cracked by the time he got out.