In Padang we got twelve ducks and twelve chickens all snug aft of the potato bin. Loring evidently did not tie them properly for we now have two chickens and five ducks left. The rest got loose and flew the coop with a little help from Kirb and Chas this AM. Gil stepped on one and another flew during his watch. We scared a couple of chicks off the rail and some just naturally (?) few over.

We had a good idea of greasing one of the pigs and sending him aft during Gil’s watch tonight, but a moon and the pigs being in the potato bin ruined that idea.