Thanks to mostly Kim's hard work (I have been taking it easy with a bit of a sore back) the chicken yard is now safe and secure, and the chickies have graduated to the big time: the chicken-sized door to their personal playground has been opened and the world awaits them!
All that is left to do is string some lines decorated with holographic tape over the yard to keep the eagles from swooping in and carrying one off.
Kim is having such fun with these birds. When she pulls up a chair for a session of Chicken TV, one of the roosters (we think) flaps up to her lap to be petted . We had no idea chickens had such personality!
We're having a lot of trouble telling them all apart - even the roosters from the hens, as you can tell from the ever-changing hen/rooster count. If we can't tell them apart, how can we give the hens names? How can we decide which rooster to keep? Natalie at the Chicken Blog doesn't have that problem - her chickens are exotic super models compared to our all-the-same-plain-Janes.