As hoped, I got all the poultry moved around in the back yard like I want them. The old hens are rousted from the coop, but they still have their laying box and it is underneath a wood and wire box. One of the hens already layed an egg in the box today. Here’s a picture of it:
I knew the Auracanas were smart, but that is pretty quick work to figure out where to be!
I also made a stepladder for the hens to go roost in the tree. Hard to tell how many days it will take them to figure that out. I put chicken feed on each step to entice them to climb higher. Excelsior, as Kurt Vonnegut’s character exclaimed. Here’s a picture of that:
The tiny babies are tired of that tub and the Red Leghorns (“boy, I say BOY…”) kept jumping on the ledge of the tub and also jumping out. It was time to move them. Here is a picture of their new digs:
Hopefully, they will stay warm and not get lost under all that hay! Rest assured, I’ll check on them last and first thing.