Chicken's new home
The chickens have a new home. This weekend they moved to their half of the new goat barn, complete with nest boxes, roosts, a window and a chicken door. They will need to stay in their 14X12 room for this week to get accustomed to their new home. Meanwhile, we will prepare a fenced are outside for them.
After a year, we now have 20 hens and 2 roosters. February 2013 we started with 6 roosters (which was too many) and 26 hens. Since then, we reduced the rooster flock down to 2 after several of the welsummers took their turn flogging us and wearing out the hens. Some of our hens were sadly lost to natural causes - 3 to the puppy Pyrenees, 1 to early disease, and 1 to unknown or possible predator, and 1 to chicken cannibalism.
Our chicken flock is a combination of Welsummers and Easter Eggers. The welsummers lay a beautiful dark brown speckled egg. The easter eggers, which are a mixed breed chicken, lay a rainbow of pink, blue and green eggs. This makes a very colorful egg carton! Or extra eggs are sold at the Wild Ramp in Huntington.
The lambs are growing and still doing fine.
And poor Alita is still expecting.
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My name is Christy Franklin.