Saturday, February 27, 2010

A Time of Change at le coop

Well, a little warm weather has tricked the flora into blooming around Portland, so I took the opportunity to get a picture of the coop with the cherry blossoms, um, blossoming.
I had to bribe the girls with cheerios to pose in front of the run.

It's been a good winter for them, they're all healthy and laying.
There's still a lot of interest on their part to lay eggs where they want--outside of the next box. So I gave in and made a little pile from all the leaves that had collected at the bottom of the stairs to the basement, right outside my office.
This seems very pleasing to them--especially Noodle Soup--and now it's been 'nested'. I can just open the door, bend down and collect an egg or two.

The big, and not very good news, is that my landlord has put the house on the market, so the girls and I will be needing to move on in the next few months.
Whether my new, and yet to be determined, rental residence is chicken friendly--only time will tell.
I'm hoping to be able to move with them, but I may need to find a new home for them.
If any of you in the Portland area were thinking about getting chickens this year and have a nice free-rangeable yard, let me know.
Wow, that makes me sad to write.

The timer light out in the coop just went out, so it's time to wrap this up.