Today I thought I’d share with you some photos of our chickens; also know as the redheaded girls. We have 29 hens, we started with 30 but one disappeared over time. I’m sure a critter didn’t get into the coop and get it because it wouldn’t have just snatched one and left. Plus an animal of prey would leave behind evidence so it must have wandered off into the woods and didn’t come home and I’m sure it became coyote food that night. With 29 that all look the same it’s hard to count them when they’re all running around.
When the girls see you coming they all flock to the fence to greet us. The breed we have is Ida Brown’s and we picked them because they are consistent layers with no down time in the winter but I swear they are stupid as the day is long. Ida Browns are normally known for how smart they are but this batch didn’t get the memo I guess. For some reason they are afraid of the dark and huddle on top of each other at night if we don’t keep a light on for them.
Every morning they get a big batch of fresh veggies and fruits to eat along with their daily chicken feed. They are so funny they come running out of the coop to see what treats they are getting for the day. These chickens are spoiled I tell you but they deserve it, each one produces an egg a day. I take what I want and my Gram takes what she needs for the week and the rest are sold to an organic store. The girls totally support themselves every month with money left over just from the egg sales.
I wish it would quit snowing here the girls don’t care much for snow; they take one look out of the coop and turn around. I can’t blame them it’s been a long winter here in Michigan.
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