The chickens have a coop with nesting boxes. Lovely coop, comfy boxes.
However, they all prefer to wait until I let them out of the coop and then they race to a spot behind the pallet we stack hay and feed on. They stand in line to lay eggs there! Oh, sure, I might find one or two eggs in the actual coop, but the girls consider this little area, wedged behind the feed pallet and a cinder block wall THE "perfect" spot! One day last week, they deposited a total of a dozen eggs there!
|A few eggs in the "perfect" spot|
|Gloria taking her turn|
|The line, with Pender being the bouncer. Dolores looks impatient!|
The peafowl are breeding! Although Pericles is not fully mature (he is only about 2 1/2---3 years old, full plumage happens around 4 to 5 years old), he is doing his darnedest to impress his ladies!
|"Check it out, Ladies!"|
|"Looks good, no? "|
|I think he got a bit tired out, lol!|
The weekend project of a new goose pen is complete:
We went ahead and moved them in already. We carefully slid a large piece of plywood under the nest and transported it intact to the new pen. Heloise and Xander LOVE their new pen...especially the pool! I think Heloise will continue to hatch her eggs, as she rearranged the nest and was setting the next morning.
So there's the fowl update this Monday morning!