Today is a chicken-themed Friday's Hunt, even though the prompts are not necessarily chicken-related. I am really excited about my new little flock and can't help but share my news about them via the blog.
Today's prompts from Eden Hills are: Starts with J, Car, and Outside.
Starts with J
I have decided that one of the red hens is named Juniper. She is blind in one eye. I don't know how that happened - she came to me that way. It does not slow her down and she is a lovely hen who doesn't seem to mind sitting on my lap for a while for cuddles.
The hen on the right is Juniper. The little bantam on the left is Sienna.
So, how to incorporate "car" into a chicken themed picture?! Well, since the chickens arrived on September 4 (Monday), we have had 10 eggs. That's 10 eggs in 6 days, which is not bad, especially since the silkies are not yet laying. How does this relate to car? I lined up all the eggs on the edge of the sun roof on my car! My car is a 2001 VW Jetta. It is my 4th Jetta and I have loved them all.
The five brown eggs are from the brown hen that isn't Juniper, but she hasn't told me her name yet.
The four white eggs are from Sienna, the little bantam hen, although for a banty, she lays fairly large eggs. The egg on the far right is Juniper's first egg since she has been here.
A little more work was done outside today. I was so happy today to have my coop-building guys return to help put up a frame around the coop fence, and install some wire mesh on it (combination of fencing I had laying around plus some chicken wire). Here you can see that they built a raised framework above the fence so that the wire would be at a suitable height for me to walk around inside the coop yard.
This means that the little flock will be safe from hawks, but will be able to enjoy the outside environment. I am not entirely sure if any of them had been outside before.
They did not seem to know how to scratch around in the dirt, except for Sienna - you can just see her in the picture above, next to Juniper, already with her eye on the dirt area. The guys lifted a row of patio stones for the chickens to have an area to make their dirt/dust bath. By the end of the afternoon, the red hens had caught on. The silkies are still bewildered. I think they have been kept in a cage for most of their life so far.