Tuesday, December 4, 2012

New Chooks on the Ranch


 That’s Canadian-speak for chickens. A friend is moving and had some laying hens that needed a new home. So we gladly obliged to house a few, so nine new hens have joined the resident flock. They are mostly Barred Rocks.

We put up a wire fence barrier dividing the chicken yard. There was some wing flapping and charging for a couple days. Then we took the barrier down and let them mingle. The integration went wonderfully! No fighting at all, just a little “back off chick” body language.

So we’re back up to 17 chickens, like before the predators decimated our flock.

Now if everyone would just finish their molt so we can enjoy some yummy eggs. Sigh.

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