|Hi Mom! Hi Dad!|
We planted marigolds just on the other side of the chicken wire. Marigold petals are supposed to help make the egg yolks yellower. Our plan is as the marigolds get larger and bloom more the chickens will be able to reach the flowers without destroying the whole plant. And it makes the coop and run look cute.
The girls have indeed gotten larger over the past couple of weeks. They actually feel like something when you pick them up now.
Yesterday during my evening visit the pullets seemed to be clingier than usual. I let them gather around my feet and peck at my shoes and jeans. Then I go to the diagonal corner and wait for them to come running.
So they're growing nicely, developing individual personalities, and seem to be working out a pecking order. For the most part I find them to be indistinguishable from one another. But there's one with cream-colored feathers on her back, another with an odd upright tail feather, and one that loves to have the top of her beak gently stroked. Puts her in a trance. I never expected the chickens to be this amusing! Good thing they're layers. Now I know to be sure to not be amused by the broilers.
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