Friday, September 13, 2013

New chickens.

On Friday 6th September we received 100 new point-of-lay chickens, and housed them in the third shed up in the chicken field. We now have 290 laying chickens. They are settling in well, and have started to lay their first few tiny eggs. Every evening at dusk we teach them how to perch, by lifting all those attempting to sleep on the floor up onto their perches. The first evening we had to lift 90 onto their perch, but by last night this had reduced to 23, so they are learning! Give them another week and they'll all be perching, we hope.
Our latest batch of chickens venturing out for the first time..... join the other chickens in their scenic field.

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