There have been lots of exciting things here on Hen House Road.

The Guineas are now big enough to roam free and eat all the ticks in our yard (I’ll post more on them later).

The five young hens have finally started laying, which means we are getting about four eggs a day. We have a total of seven layers now. We have three Rhoad Island Reds named Scarlett, Lucy and Henny Penny. We have two Morans that lay a dark brown egg, who sadly have not been named yet. And we have two Buff Orpingtons named Hazel and Hattie Mae. Here they are enjoying a little free range time.

I also have a special introduction to make. This handsome young man. He is the newest addition to our fowl family. We just got him yesterday, so I haven’t had a chance to name him yet, but hopefully I will soon find the perfect name. I’ll post more on him soon. Isn’t he handsome?

The real reason for this post though, is to catch you up on the chicks. So many of you have asked about them so I thought it was time for an update. They are growing so fast, so fast that we had to move them from the brooder a little sooner than expected. They transitioned from the brooder, which was small in indoors, to their very own coop and yard over on Hen House Road.

Mr. wonderful worked very hard to make their transition as easy and stress free as possible. He built them a small pen inside of the existing chicken yard. That way the hens could get used to seeing them around.

He built them their own little coop.

Now before you start thinking, poor Devin had to do all that work by himself, I’m here to tell you that I helped.

See that screw? The one on the left? I did that! You’re welcome 😉

I also did this. You’re welcome again.

What is this you ask? It’s a grid made of fishing line with pink ribbon hanging from it. Why would I do such a thing you ask? Man, y’all sure ask a lot of questions.

1) Because Mr. wonderful asked me to. He asked really nice 😉

2) This fishing line contraption is supposed to ward off any hawks that might want to eat my chicks.

After the yard and coop were finished it was time to transfer the chicks to their new home. We rounded them up, one by one and placed them in a small cage.

Then once we had them in the yard, it was time to release them into their big, new world.

They were so fun to watch with all that room to run around in, and fly in, like a classroom of kids just let out on the playground for recess.

How did the hens react? Well, let’s just say they didn’t have the welcome wagon waiting. Here’s a shot of Hazel and Henny Penny seeing what all the fuss is about.

I love them already.

This is Vanna. She is the only white one.

Here’s a shot from today. See how big they’re getting?

See the white chair inside? That is my chicken watchin’ chair… Yes I have a chicken watchin’ chair.

But then this happened…I told them they could keep it 😉

We try to handle them as much as possible so they will not be so skittish. This one was not happy.

This one clearly loves me 😉

Well I guess that’s enough for now. At the time of this writing it is 12:45 in the morning. I’m sitting on my front porch swing enjoying the cool breeze and the peace and quiet of the night, except for that one stupid dog that won’t shut up barking! Anyway, I hope you enjoy the update. I can’t wait to tell you about my new rooster!

By the way, it’s now 1:05 and that stupid dog is still barking!

Yours truly, The Crazy Chicken Lady.

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