Thursday, July 04, 2013
Well, the planets finally aligned, and both the chicken coop and the chickens have arrived safely!
They're a year old - got them from a friend who raises chickens - and they came with names. :)
Left to right, they're Rudy, Reba, Ruby and Roxie (my friend names chickens that she keeps from the same year with names that begins with the same letter. We did the same thing when we raised sheep, but I never knew people did that with chickens, too!)
The coop is wonderful - they get locked into the house itself every night (not just the run) and come out clucking and cooing in the morning. They started laying within two days of getting to their new home, so I guess they're satisfied with the accommodations...and the eggs are amazing.
We're still in the process of teaching the dog how to act...well, more specifically, how NOT to act, but she's bright, and she'll figure it out. :)
I've wanted to have chickens again for quite a while, so this is really fun! Got to go now to make some eggs for our brunch!
PS - Some folks have asked what breed they are: Blue Laced Wyandottes. :)