Also, we added in a second smaller feeder. The larger stand up one simply wasn't enough for all of the birds we have down there now. We took a rough head count and there are approximately 25 hens, 2 roosters, and 3 guinea fowl up in that coop. It's hard to get a great count as they move around so very much. The youngest hens look absolutely fantastic, and are growing at a wonderful rate. We figure they should start laying in another month or so, give or take a week. The husband is going to put a shop light up in the coop for me so they will get enough light as we go into winter to keep them laying through out the cold, dark months.
Moving the turkeys to keep them clean and in grass is a constant thing. They are due for another move at around noon, having already been moved this morning at 7. Then this evening around 5 or 6 I'll move them to fresh clean grass once more and re-fill their water pan.
I've come to really enjoy my daily chores, as it gives me a few minutes to be by myself in the peace and quiet outside of the house. There is just nothing quite like getting away from the craziness for a bit to recharge the batteries so to speak.
One of my lovely young Thanksgiving table bound turkeys
This young chick is a cross between Jade's big rooster and my white EE hen.
Laura is doing an excellent job teaching the young
brood of keets chicks and single turkey.