Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Well, the big day arrived. About two weeks ago, actually, and damn me for not posting about it sooner. These little ladies have been enjoying spring from their new home for the past while.
We call it the Mini Coop. A Panda-sized chicken tractor, painted red for kicks. This one is much more portable and transportable that the giant behemoth we have for the first generation flock.
Barney and the wee gals love it. And after some time, they'll get integrated into the larger flock with the more mature ladies. Due to social chicken dynamics, waiting until the younger pullets catch up in size to the full grown hens usually benefits everyone in the end. For now, they will become acquaintances through the fence in a slow and patience process.