It’s been while since I updated you on Gertrude, Poppy and Maude. They’re doing well. Poppy is a little under the weather. She’s looking a little less sparky than usual, her comb not a red, and feathers not as glossy.
Our girls have dug up everything inside their fenced off area. So last weekend, J got out the roll of chicken wire and fenced off a run so that we could put some grass seed down. Once it has grown, we’ll take the fence down, so that they can get back into it and scratch it all up.
We’re trying to let the girls live the good life now because once we move to the new place, they won’t even have half the run that they do now. While we anthropomorphise the chickens and imagine that they’ll be very upset about being ‘cooped up’.
We’re not getting very many eggs, maybe only 5 a week, which is not enough to sustain our egg eating and baking habits. We may need to add more chickens, but so far we haven’t had too much luck with that. Do you have any tips for adding layers? What age do you think is best?