Michelangelo was out and about early this morning, with his newest buddies.
I never realized how hard it was to take pictures of black chickens! Yikes. These are Black Sex Links and Michelangelo, is part BSL, too. The girls are Harriett Tubman and Bessie Johnson.
This is about the first time, these two girls have gone out this far into the yard.
I think things must be settling down in the Chicken Mansion. Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt, my original girls (is that a Madonna song?) are in their nesting boxes. I hope they can produce some eggs today, I have only had one egg every other day, lately.
Clara Barton, one of the new ones, hardly ever leaves the coop. However, she was the aggressive one in the beginning and that was how I found out Michelangelo, was blind in one eye. He does pretty well but his depth perception is off….but what the heck, so is mine. And no one is putting me in the pot.
When I was garage saling, while Glamping in Kennewick, WA, I picked up an old metal drawer, the kind that held flour/bread in the old Kitchen Queen’s. I only paid $1.50 for it and just knew I could use it for something but what?
Well, I figured it out. I got one new hen, that is laying her eggs on the floor in the corner. So I plopped the drawer on it’s side, below the galvanized nesting boxes and we’ll give it a go….hope it works.