Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Egg Rainbow & Integration

The girls are in full production, we are getting plenty of eggs! Since adding the 2 new girls to the flock, we've been getting 4 or 5 eggs a day.  One day last week, we got 6! The color range is beautiful, ranging from dark brown (Star's), cream (Wyandotte), light brown (RIR's), and green (Easter Egger's).

The Easter Egger (who my husband has named Chicken Little) has been getting along better, the pecking is much much less, and she doesn't get picked on nearly as much anymore. It still bothers us when it does happen, because she is such a sweet little girl, but it is much less (and I guess at a 'normal' level).

The 2 new girls haven't quite gotten used to roosting on the perches in the coop at night. I don't know if the other girls block their way, or what. But each night, after they've roosted for the night, I have to go out, pick those 2 up off the floor, and put them on the perch in proper roosting position. I was hoping that night after night of doing this, they'd get the idea and get up there on their own, but so far it hasn't happened.

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