Joining the Barn Hop at Homestead Revival....
Our chicken has been gone for a week. We aren't sure if she, tired of waiting for us to bring more chicken friends for her, went off to join the neighbors. I guess we should go over and ask if a cute, one eyed chicken who doesn't lay anymore has joined their flock. There is no sign of an attack on her coop - no feathers etc...she is just gone.
She was really more of a pet, once her sister Lola died and Lottie stopped laying. We liked her. I miss her.
So now instead of just talking about it, we need to be proactive and get more chickens. We are going to buy pullets - just weeks away from laying. We also now have to get organized - we want these chickens to free range but within limits. Also our coop is on the small side and is moveable so we are planning on putting them in the horse pasture while the weather is good, use some fencing that is easy to move along with the coop and and move them around every few days.
During the winter we will put the coop in my garden behind the house under our bedroom windows. It will make it easier to monitor them and to collect eggs once the snow starts.
Now to get busy and do it. We miss the fresh eggs, we like knowing where our food is coming from. Do you have chickens? What have you found are the benefits of having your own chickens?