We got 10 new Buff Orpington chickens from Gregory Poultry today. They are lovely 5-month old pullets, almost old enough to start laying.
Add those to the 4 Blue Orpingtons and Blue/Buff Orpingtons we already had, and there's obviously no way we could house them all in the little portable coop Ken built last summer. So we did a quick patch-up job on the run-down old chicken house that was here when we bought the farm. I think that the chicken house is at least 100 years old, and it probably hasn't had any chickens in it in about 40 years. It needs a serious facelift and some repairs, but it's dry, spacious, and conveniently located, so it will do fine for now, until we can give it a makeover later in the summer.
I haven't taken any new photos of my pretty chickens for quite a while now. The original 4 have grown up quite a bit since then. The rooster, Heathcliff, is a magnificent big fellow now.
All the chickens are now sharing the spacious old hen house and getting acquainted with each other. It seemed a perfect time for a little photo shoot!