November – Which came first…

The chickens or the eggs?

Our chicken coop is here.  They delivered it in on a flatbed truck, backed it up to the designated spot and slid it in to place.  Chris and I went to Tractor Supply and stocked up on chicken related things – there’s a whole aisle of stuff to choose from – for those of you who don’t frequent such places!  We chose a feeder and a waterer, picked out pine shavings for bedding  and chicken crumble for food – and some chicken treats so we can teach them to roll over and beg (just kidding – about the tricks, not the treats).

Well beyond the scope of the renovation project – our builder, John, graciously supplied us with our girls.  These hens are Red Sex-link Chickens.

In this case, the chickens came first.  We’re still waiting for the eggs.  The chickens are a bit young, and maybe they have to get acclimated.  And, with shorter days, maybe they think they will wait until spring to get to work.  The internet suggested extending their hours of daylight — so they have a light in the coop from 4 PM to 8 PM.  It looks a little funny when you look out there in the dark — it’s like they’re tucked in and watching TV.  But happy chickens lay nice eggs.  Someday soon….

 

Here comes the coop
Here comes the coop
The coop making it's journey to behind the springhouse
The coop making it’s journey to behind the springhouse
The coop getting unloaded
The coop getting unloaded
Lots of room for the flock
Lots of room for the flock
Our girls are thirsty after they arrived.
Our girls are thirsty after they arrived.
The chicken ladder in use.
The chicken ladder in use.
Checking out their new digs.
Checking out their new digs.
The coop is close enough to the house for fresh eggs every morning.
The coop is close enough to the house for fresh eggs every morning.
"I guess we're home," says one chicken to the other.
“I guess we’re home,” says one chicken to the other.

 

 

 

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