The other evening after work, I went out to feed and water the chickens. The setting sun was coming through the window in an amazing way and I ran to get my camera. This first shot shows the side room of our small barn where the chickens are housed. This is an old building. We cleaned and raked before moving the chickens in but they keep digging up old bottles and the like. There is a corner roost in the right hand corner that you can't see in this picture. We had to put a piece of limestone on top of our gallon fount because they kept roosting on top of it and knocking it over. I'm certain the fire marshall would love how we have ran the light from our big barn with an extension cord. The plan is to run electricity before the snow flies. Eventually it is dark when I drive to work and dark when I drive home and we will need light to feed and check on the chickens this winter.The barred chicken below (black and white for those of you who aren't chicken peeps) is Ella. She has been my favorite since we brought them home. I have two of the Rhode Islands and haven't named them. You can see one of my buffs down below.
Ella, the barred and one of the New Hampshires.
Rhode Island, and who can tell me what kind the black and white below is? And rooster.
The rooster's feathers are so shiny he looks wet. I guess the stuff we are feeding them is doing the job. (Who can tell me what kind of rooster I have? Americauna?)
If I've called any of them by the wrong name, by all means, correct me. I've never been positive of what all I have. We have about eight or nine different kinds. Some people might think is it crazy to run for the camera when the lighting is just right in the hen house, but I was kind of excited about it. We had our first four egg day today. I'm not certain how long they will lay before they stop because of the cold here in Southern IN. We are not going to force them to lay in the winter. Come spring time we should have lots of eggs and I'm hoping for some baby chicks of our own!