Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ya know . . . new chicken stuff

Pot Pie in lock down.

Salad Sandwich with her new nose job.

Noodle Soup free ranging.

Pot Pie kickin' it old school.

So over the weekend we had a traumatic experience with the girls. A visiting dog got a little excited right up against the run and freaked the girls the eff out.
Somehow Salad Sandwich and Noodle Soup ended up breaking the tips of their beaks off. I'm not sure how it exactly happened--We're just talking about 1/8-1/4 of an inch here--They should grow back. In the mean time eating has been a little sore for them. They've been getting back up to speed, but Saturday was rough for all of us.
So no more new dogs in the backyard.
And they seem happy--chickens are pretty stupid, which helps in situations like this.

On other fronts I ran power out to the coop and rigged up the lights and the timer--we're ready for winter!

See the glow!

Late nite dining.

Fake egg in the nest box there--Noodle Soup is sporadically laying, the others seem close . . .


  1. How in the world is that coop so clean? I just finished mine and in a week my chickens (albeit I have 10 and not 3) have pooped all over the place!! Unless I get in there with a powersprayer, there's no stick getting that crap off. :oÞ

    On a lighter note - the girls look so grown up!!

  2. My girls free range the whole backyard pretty much all day, everyday . . . so they aren't in the run all that much.
    And for the coop--I had just cleaned it out as I had to get in there to mount the light.
    Minus the nest box and doorway, there's only 6 square feet of floor for poop to get on, so it's not that hard to keep clean--I just make sure it all goes every week.

  3. LOVE your photos!! We're having some messing issues and I'm considering my options... poor babes and their beaks!!

  4. What a great coop and the hens look so happy.

  5. That's an awesome coop! Lucky chickens!