Chickens Are Ready For Spring Too

February 13, 2013

My chickens are ready for spring too. They are wanting some green grass and bugs to eat.

A couple of my buff orpington hens.

They are getting bored and when that happens they tend to peck at each other more.

My husband was out in the coop a few days ago working on the roosts. It was not level and one of the hens kept trying to lay eggs in there. Of course the eggs just rolled out on the ground. That is now fixed.

Heavy rains wash through the chicken yard sometimes and leave little ditches that need filling up and he fixed those too.

I’m thinking about getting some fertilized eggs to put under one of the hens. We do not have a rooster and I haven’t been able to find an Orpington rooster anywhere around here. So it looks like the only way to get one is to have a hen hatch some eggs.

Besides I like the chicks. They are so cute! And we can give eggs away if there are too many.

I will be so glad when it gets warm again! It seems like I have been cold all winter this year.

How are you doing? What are you doing to get ready for spring?

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1 Isra {TheFrugalette} February 24, 2013 at 6:44 PM

I’m so jealous you have your own chickens! I’ve always lived in the city, no farm for miles. I’m SO ready for spring, we’ve had a rough winter here in Boston.
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2 Gena February 25, 2013 at 1:04 PM

I love your chickens!! We have the perfect spot for some, but I’m hesitant because DH is not the farmer type. ha! I think we’d do great but if the chickens got sick or something…I just don’t know!

Hopefully it’ll warm up soon for your little girls! :)
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