Egg production has been down for a while now, primarily due to the number of broody hens waiting for chicks to hatch. We were happy to welcome four baby chicks to the flock, three Olive Eggers and one Black Copper Marans! This chick is having a seat on her mama hen, BroomHilda.
Rachel (Bantam Cochin Frizzle) is beginning to molt. Molting starts at the head and works its way down and back.
Windy (Blue Splash Marans) has crooked toes one one foot, which causes her to carry more weight on the other foot. As a result, she gets bumblefoot from time-to-time. She needed to have the bumblefoot surgery this week, which was no fun for any of us.
Another new project was started in the ever evolving chicken coop this week. Walls over the studs will make cleaning much easier.