Welcome Thelma and Nadia! - April 24, 2011
We finally started getting chickens! An opportunity presented itself to get two one year old layers, and we took them. Here they are getting acclimated in our fenced in back yard while we hurried to finish the Hen Shack (at least finished enough for the night). However, in their scouting around, they were able to jump onto a pile of brush and then to the top of the fence where “Nadia” (the White Leghorn) escaped into our orchard and headed toward the busy street! Tom was able to finally catch her and take her to the coop. We were able to get “Thelma” (the Rhode Island Red) back into the back yard and got her to the coop a few minutes later. We think they were revolting and trying to get back to their former home (only blocks away)! The other photos are of them in the coop that we are nearly finished.
And Nadia gave us our first egg yesterday!
We are getting a Black Australorp today and hope to build up our flock in the coming month or so. Fun!