Thursday, July 27, 2006

Chicken update

Here are some pictures of the chickens from yesterday. They are still pullets but they are starting to look like fully-formed hens. They're currently about the size of full-grown bantams, but as these are standards they will get about four times larger than they are now.

Our experiement with letting them roam seems to be working OK. They seem to prefer roosting on the back porch under the pew, which is OK for now. There's enough shelter around that I don't think they're in too much danger from hawks during the day. CIMG3868Predation is our primary concern--otherwise they are very low maintenance; we just have to make sure they've got access to fresh water and enough feed around so they don't starve.


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