Moving Day for my new flock of laying hens. I hope they’re all pullets but definitely not sure if the Bantams are … got two from the straight run bin so dunno.
I have 10 Rhode Island Red pullets, 1 (not real sure) Isa Brown pullet & 2 Bantams that I’ve no idea what they are. Buff Brahma or Sebright maybe.
7 of them are about a week or so older than 6 of the Reds. Today is the day they left the brooder in my wool room & made the big move to their temporary brooding pen & hutch outdoors. Will integrate with my old hens in a month or so.
right now the temporary brooding pen is right next to main chicken run so everyone can see one another/interact thru the wire but the chicks are safe from older birds.
My fat old hens enjoying the weeds and grasses I pull out of my raised beds while I’m cleaning up before winter sets in :)
I used the aged chicken litter I cleaned out of their coop last fall to grow my garden this summer and to amend the beds this fall.
And so the cycle goes ….
Can you bring me breakfast already??? Buff Orpington hen
The bottom photo is my favorite Barred Plymouth Rock hen. Fat old girl and a lovely bird.
Tumblr didn’t upload the other photos I had for this photoset so here they are :)