The chickens have moved out into their coop. Leo and I drove to NH Sunday to bring home the cutest little coop, made just for us. Made by Gene Frennette of Salisbury, NH, it’s a smart little design and the girls seem to like it.
Leo checking out the coop and Gene fastening it down.
The inspiration for the coop was Gene’s self-built barn.
Here it is at home. A heat lamp is plugged in to keep them warm.
Four chickens crowded in the doorway
Making their way back up the ramp. See the training wheels I added to the coop?
We’ve had the chicks just over a month and they’ve changed from cute little fluffballs to real chickens. These are Rhode Island Reds, purchased at the Danvers Agway.
Here are some photos.
Getting a drink of water. The stones are in the water dish so they don’t fall in and drown!
Standing on the window sill — look at those feathers! The chick that is second to right was been late to feather out. We call that one Chick Pea. Based on a couple of indicator, she “might” be a he!
Leo and I improvised a hanging feeder. We’re trying to give them a little culture at the same time.
Out in the grass for the first time!
This is how we move them in and out — through the window.
Lidia with chicks. She has chickens at home — she’s a pro!
Leo and Chick Pea, our late-feathering friend.
Eating some grit & oats.
The above set has been in continuous use for almost 50 years. It needs a rest.
Welcome to our cute new Vernon Ware, another California made set (like the Franciscan, above). This one is called “Heavenly Days”. Here’s to 50 years with this set!