Today I took the time to clean out the chicken house. There are 13 girls of various colours and 1 very handsome rooster. I think they enjoyed having some company and I know that I enjoyed their hanging around and supervising the work in progress.
Apparently chook poo is very good fertilizer - so every shovelful was removed and flung down the hill to fertilize the grass in the substantial pen these girls call home. With clean boxes I am expecting great things in the egg laying department. Even though it has been a cold day, I worked up a sweat - must be the manual labour. Rain has set in now, with sleet coming in, so there may just be more snow coming. Fingers crossed.