Monday, January 16, 2017

Snow Day

All is well at Red Door Coop on this snowy Monday.

The hens.

The chicken chore supervisor.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A Big Fat Hen

We have a new sign.  It's amazing!  Thanks for this gift, Santa!

We have a new weather station.  Papa Hen and I are still learning how to read all the data it gives us and as soon as we figure it out, we will start a new television station called The Weather From Red Door Coop.  I'll let you know when it goes live.  Adding the weather station required moving the whirligig.  It still spins like crazy!

The chickens haven't noticed any changes.
We've noticed that Brian looks kind of chubby.  Still a beautiful hen!

Weezy and BB stick together.

Here's the whole gang.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Welcome to 2017

The six chickens of Red Door Coop are doing well.  They are looking healthy, getting along, and have mostly quit molting.  Except for David.  Over the holidays, Weezy finished molting and is looking gorgeous again.  David started molting.


Jim is still supervising all chicken chores.  BB ignores us as she struts her stuff around the coop.  Brian just eats and eats and eats.  Murphy is skittish.  Weezy is even more skittish.  David is busy trying to get the "in" with Jim and Murphy.  

Jim, David, and Murphy

It is rare to get all six hens in one shot, but I was lucky this morning.  They all decided to gobble up their scratch together after Papa Hen and I cleaned the coop.

Something essential to good chicken care: fresh water.  In the winter we fill old vinegar bottles at the sink in our laundry room and carry them out to the birds daily.  In the summer we use the hose.