Ok, now for the chicken pics....... Rowdy Silky Roo with two of his girls. They are busy scratching thru hay I raked out of the coop. It rained the night before and they love going thru wet hay.
A few new hens added to the backyard flock, there are six in the pic below, speedy Buff Orp is at my feet already. (The four furthest away are new).
Two new Buff Orpingtons, just getting close to laying age (brown egg layers). Found them on CraigsList, a breeder selling out his new flock. All four new girls were skinny, undernourished. Their breeder did not keep free choice feed available and they had to fight to eat when he felt like tossing out a few handfulls of crumble. These are too young to be torn up by roosters but they were. Oddly our Rowdy roo does not see the new girls as his. He started out keeping them away from his girls.
Below is one of two new Ameruacana (green egg laying) hens. They like to fly and I found one on side porch yesterday. The fence is 5ft. Good thing she did not go into the dog area! I am needing to get the backyard bunch moved out front soon.