Today was a great day.
Lots of sunshine!
I bought baskets at the dollar store to make these... http://www.workdaychickenpictures.com/workdaychickenpictures/Chickens_And_Gardens_Blog/Entries/2011/1/19_A_feeder_for_the_sprouted_wheat.html
Followed another suggestion from this thread and bought a utility tub (from the concrete section at Lowes) for a new dust bath for my chickens. All three can dust bathe at the same time now. Thank you to whoever suggest that.
Bought food-grade diatomaceous earth to add to the dust bath.
My Light Brahma is sleeping on the roost pole tonight! Ya! She really managed to get up there. You go girl! She's never been up there before. Please, oh please, oh please don't hurt your leg coming down!
My husband spray painted the primer coat on the chicken coop - inside and out. We're going to paint white gloss on the inside. We're still figuring out what color (with white trim) to paint on the outside. Picture to come soon...
And, my chickens really cracked me up tonight. It stayed light late, so I didn't get them to bed by 8:30 like I usually do. I was behind the shed mixing my compost bin and I hear my Brahma chirping up a storm. So, I went back to see what was going on (they were free-ranging) only to have all three spot me then follow me around the yard chirping at me until I put them back in the brooder. They wanted to go to bed! So cute.