Tuesday, March 4, 2014

There's crazy, and then there's crazy. But then there are chickens.

It's been a long time. Things have been crazy. Well, things are always crazy, but recently they have been exceptionally crazy. I'm just going to leave it at that.

Whenever things get bad, I always crave normalcy. So in the face of everything, we outsourced the chicken run so we could get it finished...

 ...the guy went a little crazy...

 ...and then had six chickens delivered over the weekend (after the crazy rainstorm).

3 - 4-week Easter Eggers
2 - 4-week Black Australorps
1 - 6-week Rhode Island Red

Some of them are a bit tattered due to being beat up on a little before they got here. Yikes. But so far, all but the RIR are doing well and settling in just fine. They sleep in a big pile in the corner of the coop and are getting along.
Unfortunately, the RIR is causing issues... dare I say, she might be a little crazy? I've caught her picking feathers off the others, and last night she pecked at my shoes before flying at my face and then repeatedly flying against the walls of the run. We're going to keep an eye on her and make a call by tonight if she's going to stay or go. Any advice on dealing with an aggressive chicken is appreciated. :-)

And so begins a new adventure!