Not sure if you were talking to me or not, but I'm going to answer lol. Yes their beaks are trimmed and they do NOT like it (especially when they tried to tackle an ear of corn ), one of them, Gertty's, is trimmed very poorly and the top is shorter than the bottom. One of them, Peckers', is not trimmed much at all and so she got most of the corn hehe. Which is fine by me since we feel sorry for her as she has no feathers on her back, not quite sure why though.
So, we haven't gotten any eggs yet, which could be due to them adjusting to the new environment or... because their peak production days are behind them. They are entertaining though and seemed to get used to us fairly quickly, guess that will happen when you spn most of the day in the run with them hehe .
Here are some pics of our adventurous day with the girls.
Around 10am I decided to chop up some different foods to find out what they like. We had tomato, apple, red & green pepper, celery, carrot and hot dog (I know, I know lol). Well the results are in...
They ate it ALL, saved the celery and carrots for last. Tomatoes, hot dogs and red peppers were the clear winners!
Oh, here's their completed coop! They don't go back in till dusk, so we've decided to make the water bucket portable... duh us.
This is Penelope, she knows she's the prettiest hehe (and we think the oldest).
Miss Gertrude after her 2nd dirt bath; "Dirty Gertty".
Fresh pulled weeds are the hot spot in this chicken playground!!
The infamous ear of corn making it's late afternoon debut.
They're no longer impressed with my phone's camera sound, just going about their business.
This is Miss Peckerton the IV (Peckers), is her lack of feathers from molt, bullying or a quick last minute romp with a Roo before leaving the farm?!
A snack before bed.
And finally Zero figuring out the swing once the other girls were in the coop!! We were wondering if she as going to do anything "note worthy" and boy did she
So that's we spent the day with our new girls!! Hopefully we'll get some eggs soon, if not, they have to go back to auction, the coop gets scrubbed down andthey get replaced with pullets *sigh*. The whole point of this advenure is for eggs .