Eggcellent surprise!

The chickens, now about 19 weeks old, had been acting kind of strangely for about a week — spending good portions of the day in the henhouse, despite the heat. They seemed to be exploring the two nestboxes with more frequency. Then I went away for a few days, and when I came back, I looked in the nestboxes, and saw two eggs!

So I fried them up for a small snack (the eggs are rather small), and they were delicious. Over the past 3 days, they’ve laid 2 more eggs. I think only one of the chickens is laying right now, but I think all 4 are going into the henhouse while the laying is going on. So I can’t wait until all 4 start laying. Then it will be time to break out the egg recipes!

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Couple of new videos

Last week I shot a couple of quick videos of the chickens, which are now 4 months old.

The first video shows how noisy they can get. They haven’t been making that much noise, but on occasion, one of them seems to get riled up about something:

The second video just shows them scratching around outside the coop:

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  • I am starting to run out of chick starter (less than 10 pounds left), so today I bought Layena pellets and oyster shells. #

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  • The chickens are now 3 months old. They have picked up their eating pace and are now going through about 1 pound of chick starter a day. #

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