Winter, spring, winter

With the weather swinging from warm to cold the chickens and kids have enjoyed seeing some grass outside.

The kids enjoying the wet backyard.

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Ringo and Martha have become quite a couple and I have experienced true life on the farm- chickens mating.

Martha is a welsummer and is probably the smartest chicken we have.  She enjoys exploring and can remember where the doors are to get back into the barn- unlike some of the others who pace back and forth and never find the door.

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Bob and Lahaina are also quite a pair.  I don’t think Bob is quite ready to be in a relationship yet.  Lahaina will play around and act coy with him but so far Bob does not respond.

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The new chicks are 2 weeks old now and are growing into their feathers.  Sadie and I were discussing waiting to name them until we know they are hens or roosters.  We thought though to just recycle the old names and add jr. or the second.  So, the new tan one can be Rushmore jr. and the new black one can be Kenai, the second.

One new discovery is how early the chicks are comfortable roosting.

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