We now have 2 of the old black hens left. They are sleeping right outside my office door as I sit here and type!
The 5 'chicklets' are off running around somewhere else. The two groups of hens seem to be integrating well, but we can't put them all togather until the chicklets are old enough to eat layer pellets. They are still only 10 weeks old, so it will be another 8 weeks. As a result egg production is way down!! Only one or occasionally two a day.
Having 7 chickens roaming around the gardens can be a little much. But mainly for the nuisance they can be inside, rather than the damage they do outside! They love sneaking in the house and exploring. The bathroom counter was a big hit!!
In the outside garden the garlic will be pulled later this week, onions will be ready in a couple of weeks and we have been eating potatoes for a month or more. Pole beans are flowering but not producing yet. Lots of carrots and beets too. They have been great grilled on the BBQ.