Jeremy has been cleaning out the garage and organizing things in preparation for starting up mushroom logs in a few short weeks. While digging around out there, he found the pieces of our brooder box for chickens. Well, he realized, we'll be needing that again soon!
So he brought it all inside and re-constructed the brooder box in the basement. Here it is in process.
We're planning to get Rhode Island Red, Americauna, Rose Comb Brown Leghorn, and Cuckoo Maran this time. That should give us blue/green, brown, and white eggs.
And yes, this does mean our current batch of girls, in a few short months, will be made into tough chicken soup, or tough chicken enchiladas, or tough chicken something-or-other. I'm sure it will be a difficult task because some of the girls have so much personality and are so endearing (especially the speckled sussex). But, they aren't pets and that has been the plan all along. So you'll be hearing about that (and new baby chicks!) sometime in the next couple months.