First Full Day In The Coop, They Left A Present

Well, after some work last night I got all the chickens into the coop.  The only two that didn’t go willingly were Poppy and Seed.  They were content to sleep up in the rafters of the coop run.  I had to pluck them off and put them through the pop door.  Seed flailed a little, I didn’t get good hand placements around the wings.  Poppy was not pleased at first.  She pecked my gloved hand a few times.  Not hard however.  Though once I had her, she didn’t put up any further fight.  Well I get home tonight and Lauren informs me we need to go to the coop.  They were all in the coop, perched up on the same perch warm and snug.  I look into a nesting box and we have our first egg! So exciting.  Here is a shot of the egg!

Our first egg!

Luigi carefully inspects the egg for us.

 

Come back again soon to get more updates!

-Chicken Wrangler Danny

We have chickens!!!!

Well I purchased some fine looking girls from a nice man for an awesome price.  They are all under a year old.  We are now the proud parents of 2 Barred Rocks named Salt and Pepper.  2 Golden Comets named Ginger and Snap.  As well as 2 Black Australorps named Poppy and Seed.  Poppy and Seed found a way to the roof rafters of the run.  Not sure if they plan to go into the coop at night.  Will have to figure that out.  I witnessed all of the others at least go into the coop.  Hopefully we can get them all in there tonight so we can close it up.  Here are some pics.  There will be more later.

Here are the girls hiding from us under the coop. They like it under there. They are digging holes.

Here is two of the girls in the run. The picture was taken from inside the coop.

Here is Salt. She is the first to use the perches in the coop.

Here is Pepper thinking about leaving the coop.

And this is Poppy and Seed. Roosting on the rafters in the run. Bad chickens. They are gonna be the flock's trouble makers. I already saw the other girls wondering how to get up there.

Well there are the girls.  Thanks to all that helped make this addition to Operation Mini-Farm Happen.  I will post later after we get some better pictures.

-Daniel