- NH, United States
- Last year, I bought a chicken coop that was made by someone that I love dearly and decided to raise some chickens. Well... we'll see how this quest develops as Spring fades into Summer and the chicks arrive in early June! Check out my YouTube channel www.youtube.com/fbideas for the most recent videos I've posted!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Free Ranging is a GOOD thing!
I normally wait to let them out of the coop until they have both layed their egg for the day so that I don't have to worry about eggs in the bushes attracting skunks or raccoons that would LOVE to have fresh eggs just as much as I do! These photos were actually taken by my friend Dee the day the chicks arrived a few weeks ago.
I have to laugh when she "body checks" poor Gertrude when they get treats. Oddly, they aren't using the roosts in the coop right now. They still tend to snuggle together on the floor of the coop in the corner nearest the door and ramp into the run. The only time they go up onto the roost is when they hear me coming down the driveway to feed them in the AM and to open the door so they can come into the run. They climb up so they can see me through the window.