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Getting Ready For Our New Arrivals

Today we’ve been cleaning out the coop while trying not to be blown away, it’s horribly windy out there, and gearing up for the arrival of our new chicks. Excitement and anticipation are mounting as the curiosity over how many chickens will hatch and what they will look like grows. The hens are growing crankier by the minuteā€¦ but who can blame them? I know I’d be pretty cranky too if I sat crammed in a nesting box with another hen for 20 straight days. I’m sure they’re ready to have this over and done with so they can get out and about with their new bundles of fluff.

Last update, there was quite a lot of drama going on over who exactly was going to be sitting on the nest. It started out with two light colored hens sitting, and then the red hen ran them out every day to lay her egg. Eventually she went broody, claimed a spot on the nest and one of the light ones gave up.

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