The coop is complete and we have chook. The day I finished off the fence, Brent came home with a couple of chickens that night. It took two seconds for the squawky one to find a hole and start running around the fenced area. We let her settle down for a bit while I did a quick mend. Otto and I returned to calmly catch her and put her in with her buddy. The kids were very excited to see them. Lucy and Otto picked which one they wanted to name. So let me introduce Fattypat and Payback.
Fattypat because “she’s fat and I want to pat her,” says Otto.
Payback because it’s a family music video favorite. Payback got a little stressed on the journey from house to house and lost her neck feathers. It sort of gives her that “edge” and suits her name. She’s the sqauwky one.
The chickens seem to be content with their new home as we’ve been enjoying some fresh eggs already. I had heard that chickens don’t lay much in the winter or when they’re stressed. We’ve already collected five eggs. I need to get a few more chickens now to feed the family.