Today marks six weeks with the Mystery Bin Girls!
They’re getting so big!!!
And the brooder is getting so crowded!
Every morning now, Matilda and Peanut will sit on the top perch and stretch their necks to peek over the top of the brooder and see … whatever they can see. Sometimes, one of them will jump out and sit and watch me work. Matilda likes to do that the best. She’s a very curious girl, and had very keen eyes. I can tell she is thinking lots of things.
She’s going to have a lot to think about this week. Tomorrow, Dad and I will be hanging the door between the main coop and the ‘grow up coop’ so that they will be able to move in soon.
There’s a lot still to be done. Before the hanging, I need to clean the coop and remove all the old ‘deep litter’ and straw, and give the side the little ones will be in a good cleaning. There are also new curtains to be hung on both sides.
Dad did a minor tweak to the laying boxes, as well. He added a couple of inches to the front of the boards, thus making the beds a little deeper.
I am hoping this will help keep the straw in the next and not so much on the floor, as well as provide a more comfortable nesting environment for the hens who are laying eggs.
I don’t know if you can tell from these pictures, but they really do look deeper in real life:
After the split, I’ll be adding straw to all the laying boxes. We didn’t use the bottom rows last year. Now that they’re deeper, I hope they will start. Might add some plastic eggs to them to encourage the thought.
More pictures when I get coop cleaned out and the curtains hung. 🙂