Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
A little later I went in the coop and picked up Queen Ann and Lucille and held them for a good 30 minutes to let the young ones have a slight break to get some food and water. I also hung a cabbage in the coop to distract the older girls a bit.
Now I don't want you to think that sweet Laverne was innocent during this time. She was staying out of Queen Ann and Lucille's way, cause she is used to being low girl in the pecking order. But when I was holding the two girls, Laverne was getting her pecks in to let them know she was higher in the pecking order than they are! But at least she didn't go out of her way to chase them around.
Every night I have to go out and move Joe and Princess Diana off of the nest boxes and onto the roost. After two weeks you would think that they would figure this out. I'm thinking of blocking off the nest boxes a little before dusk, but then I would have to go in and remove them in the morning. I don't know if that would force them to get on the roost at night or if they would just huddle on the ground.
Joe does not stand facing the corners anymore and Princess Diana does not hide in the nest box, too much. In fact Joe has gone back to attacking me, like a bad rooster! I have to keep my eye on him all the time. Queen Ann still will go out of her way to peck at them but she is top girl so she will always let them know this.
After two weeks of being closed up together, I opened the chicken door to let them out in the fenced in area. They all enjoyed being outside and everyone was in the coop at night. Still not on the roost of course but at least in the coop!
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Sunday, February 26, 2017
|Doesn't that look yummy!|
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017
So excited to get my first blue egg! Queen Ann was in one of the nest boxes this morning, Lucille was in another one. I thought maybe Queen Ann was just eating the died herbs that I sprinkle in there. But later when I checked there was the blue egg!
And now I know that Lucille has been laying the other eggs I've collected. Her eggs are just brown. It will be interesting to see if when Laverne starts laying they have the speckles, like the eggs from last year!