I couldn't believe it when I saw the first IRIS of the season getting ready to bloom! This one is a transplant from last year. Already 3 flowers have come on it. It's not even the end of January, yet.
We've been letting them out of the chicken coop more this winter than last-- because we've had some nice days. Chickens don't seem to mind the weather.
George -- His feathers have filled in really nicely since September. I don't know much about feather loss patterns in roosters; the hows and why of feather loss. But he wasn't looking so showy back in early November...he is looking nice now.
After we killed the other Nuggets-- we had to let the last two integrate into the flock and LEARN WHERE HOME WAS; the NUGGETS didn't want to go into the coop on their own and roost. They wanted to roost in a tree or on the porch! We had them all locked up for about 6 weeks. They move around the yard together now, share the coop...no one is being left out in the cold. They share laying boxes and everything.
Lucy is prettier than ever-- The other two, are nuggets that we integrated into the flock. The top one is Pearlie, the one on the right is Opal. (Bree named them!)
These chickens are peculiar little things. They are fun to watch... I enjoy seeing them dig around the yard, stirring up the dirt and eating little bugs and things. They are so nosy too! If I'm in the yard, they want to be right there--they think I have something for them.
Jayne-- You've heard of the "pecking order". Well, she is Head-Hen around here. Doesn't she look it?
2 chickens: Audrey and Ethel are not pictured. They were sunning in the back yard!
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Deborah Jeans Dandelion House
So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12