February Chicken Report

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This week, Gladys began laying again! It's been a stressful winter for the poor girl. Molting began with a vengeance in late November and all egg laying ceased as the temperatures dropped. Then in January, Gladys witness a bobcat attack that picked off everyone of her flock mates. So the stress of the season and the predator attack really knocked her off her egg laying cycle. But this week, she's back!

We replaced our lost hens with three new ones last month. The girls are happy in their new home and Gladys has been very amenable, showing them around the yard and pointing out all of the good grubs and sand bath locations. She's quite the hostess.

Now that the weather is nice, we're repairing some broken pieces in the coop. Our 100% recycled coop has held up surprisingly well over the past 14 months. Since everything is old and repurposed, it needs to be retooled every once in a while. Plus, we're getting our sweet coop ready for a local coop tour on May 1st. Our girls are going to be local celebrities!

Gladys started laying again!

Left to Right: Olive, Myrtle and Gladys

Pearl is our flock leader.

Repairing some winter damage on the coop.