it's been a while since i have done a chicken update. they are so big now! they really slowed down in egg production over the winter. up until january it wasn't too bad... but come february we were hardly getting any eggs at all. our two easter eggers haven't layed in a month! i miss my green eggs. hopefully by easter we will have our full color range and numbers again. they are already starting to pick up a bit. this past week has certainly felt like spring. the weather is so warm and everything is starting to bloom. the girls are enjoying more free ranging time too. here are some pics of a few of the girls....
|brownie (sometimes i think she believes she is a rooster)|
we also aquired two new hens from someone in the neighborhood who could no longer keep them. they are about a year older than our flock. it has taken awhile for them all to adjust but they are starting to mingle more now. we are up to nine hens all together.
|meet lucy (a golden laced wyandotte)|
|and myrtle (a rhode island red)|
when we got them myrtle immediately decided to molt and lost all her feathers. her feathers have grown back in but she hasn't started laying again yet.
also here is a little peek into their coop (which we still haven't finished completely)...
|hen house and run (not painted all the way yet)|
|inside the run|
|still haven't built the egg boxes yet, so they lay in the corner of the coop|