Tuesday was a busy day for us. Andy got a call at 8 am that our new chicks were at the post office and needed to be picked up. We ordered 30 meat chickens, and Linus has been telling everyone about them. “We got meat chickens and we are going to eat them”. Well, give them 8 weeks buddy. But they are super cute as babies!
The new chicken wagon is done! Andy put about half the flock inside on Sunday to get them used to their new home. Tuesday night they moved out to the field.
On their way out!
The inside of the wagon. Note the cool built-in feeders- one for the main grains, and two for supplemental grains. There is framing for windows if we ever want to put them in. But we are hoping to make at least one side a “billboard”.
The move excited one of the girls so much she laid an egg!
Fenced in. They have their own trap door in and out, and the screen door was recycled from somewhere on the farm. Note the fence around the bottom of the wagon. We’ll give away a free dozen eggs to the first commenter to tell us why we did that. (Open only to central Ohio/Columbus area).
Now that most of the laying birds are out (with the exception of the ones Andy is breeding) there is room for the babies. The kids are more interested and less afraid this time around. In fact, we had one fatality already due to some over-lovin’. Oh well, as Andy says, he’d rather have that than kids that are disinterested.