My girls are growing! I am not getting between 4 and 9 eggs a day, which isn't bad with 9 laying hens and 1 duck. These ladies are so sweet. They even like to be petted which I thought was pretty odd, but pretty awesome at the same time. If you remeber the coop upgrade there are 2 doors in the box and the area closest to the ramp is hard to get to. I will have to take pictures of this next time, but let's just say it's hard to get to by the ramp. These new chickens like to lay in that area so I have a difficult time getting the eggs...lol. Oh well, at least I am getting eggs.
I had 3 red hens but I had to get rid of them because they were so mean. They killed one of the ducks and when I let these ladies into the pen (even though they had been living right beside them for months), they started picking on them too. They drew blood on a couple of them so I put them outside of the coop. They did not like that. Finally, I gave them to my neighbor because she asked about them. However, one of them still thinks this is her home....
She is constantly jumping the fence between our property and the neighbors property. So, when she is over, I still feed her and she still want back in the coop. She will follow me around the yard when I am doing the feeding and watering in the mornings. I think she still still thinks she belongs over here. I'm not sure how to get her to stop jumping the fence and staying where she is supposed to. I guess I should have sent them farther than the neighbor's house.
The only problem I have now is finding enough recipes to use the eggs. I have so many of them I can never seem to use enough. So, if anyone has any good recipes that use eggs please share!
Have a great day!