Moving Chickens, Again

Chicken moving expert at work.

Chicken moving expert at work.

I told you we’d move those feathered friends again!  We caught all 11 hens and moved them from their small chicken tractor into a bigger, permanent coop.  I missed some cool moments with the camera, so use your imagination.  First, I held a barred rock and my five year old petted her and felt her feet and claws.  She was enamored with the bird.  It was fun to watch her learn. Secondly, one chicken escaped and ran around the yard.  Our Rosie dog (who can’t be trusted) wanted to eat the chicken.  Thankfully, despite all her shortcomings, Rosie listened to me and stopped chasing when I yelled at her.  Hubby chased that bird for a minute or so before he caught her.  Phew!

Hubby with the runaway bird in hand.

Hubby with the runaway bird in hand.  LGD along as an escort.

Chicks in their new coop.  See their roost and nesting boxes?

Chicks in their new coop. See their roost and nesting boxes?  See our LGD not bothering them?

The building of the coop is another post for another day.  Thanks, hubby!