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….