Monday, July 8, 2013


The chickens scratched the ground down to the dirt, so it was time to move them. We intend to add wheels to the coop, but for now it's small enough to be carried a short distance. The electronet fencing is designed to be moved around. Guv'nor chose a new spot behind the house under a few trees which should provide more shade. 

It was rather comical as we tried to lead and herd and carry the chickens down to their new spot. We lost one chicken in the process because it ran out into the woods. It was gone for a few hours then reappeared long enough to catch it and return it with the others.

Three chickens are developing a more distinct comb and wattle (I'm learning the terms). So we think they might be roosters. We'd be happy with that since it would mean we have 12 hens. The white chicken just gets more and more ridiculous looking.

We think the chicken on the right may be a rooster. What do you think?

I don't know how the white chicken sees through all those feathers.

The ground is scratched down to the dirt around the coop.

The chicken area is even drier than the rest of the yard.

Guv'nor mowed a path down to the new area.

We set the coop under the shade of a few trees.

The chickens tend to stay together.

We'll see how long it takes them to scratch this area clean.

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