Monday, April 30, 2012

Chicken time outside!

We got chicken chairs! Now we can all sit out and enjoy our time with the ladies! The boys love playing with them, the ladies kind of like playing with the boys lol.
The girls got Almost 2 hours out in the yard yesterday playing in the lilac bushes. They have not yet ventured far from the coop but each day explore a little further.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Ladies Love Their Humans!

 Crystal on Aaron's shoulder
 Crystal and Aaron
 Yoda and Crystal
 Yoda and Sweetie
Sweetie often flies up to visit her humans.
 Lady and Sweetie love the tall perches.
 The even taller perches...
These two will compete for top of the pecking order.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

3 weeks old

We cleaned and updated the brood box today. After being outside the chickens found rolling in the dirt to be enjoyable and so we added a mixture suitable for them to the box and a new perch that is larger! Along with an allotment of daily love! They let us know they want it by jumping out of the box to get it, too.
Lady seems to be moving her way up the pecking order lately, so much fun to watch their little personalities develop :)


We put the chicks outdoors today, well just for a little while! We have a pretty draft free area in the coop and we put up covers to secure it for them! It was a nice warm afternoon and the chicks loved it!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The New Coop

We are getting the new coop ready before the ladies move in! Patrick is supervising and inspecting the work being done while Jakob is building the coop.
Grandma is the fantastic camera person and actually helping me put the coop together! Jasper or cat made sure the coop was plenty roomy for the chicks after we finished! We linseed oiled the coop twice and is now ready and waiting for our ladies!

The Girls are Flying!

We have had to cover the brooder now that our lovely Yoda is teaching the others to fly out! Yoda is most assuredly living up to her name. She has shown to be at the top of the pecking order since day 1 :)
All of the girls are doing wonderfully! Used to us and comfortable hopping into our hands when entered into the brooder most of the time.

The beginning!

Our chickens were hatched on March 17, 2011. St. Patricks day this year and a fitting beginning as we are in the parade this year advocating urban hens!
We chose 5 hens to start our little feathered family with. We have 2 black australorps Yoda and Sweety, 2 Rhode Island Reds Lady and Ruby, and also 1 Buff Orpington named Crystal.