No, Esther isn't laying yet (although Bubby thinks she might have done a halfhearted submissive squat the other day).
Yes, I am still buying eggs at the grocery store (but it's definitely fewer than before).
I guess what this means is that easy wins out over inexpensive. Good to know.
But while I was cleaning out the paper, I realized it had composted more than I had thought. I still think cross-cut shredded paper would work better, but perhaps my strips are adequate. The strips of paper are just so fluffy, which in a chicken is a desirable trait, but in chicken bedding, not so much--the fluffy makes it difficult to cover and turn. In any case, I'm committed to using pine shavings for the next 5.7 cubic feet, at least. Maybe I'll switch back, or maybe not.
And now for the pictures!
|Esther, in the morning sun|
|Toasty, heading into the hen house|
|You done yet?!|
Chickens like to lay their eggs all in the same nest box, so there is sometimes competition for the favorite.
|Lately, Esther's been perching on my boot or arm. It warms my heart.|
I'm trying to get a video of Esther flying for y'all. It's pretty impressive.
That's all for this week.