I've got an extra five chickens for the winter, as my friend Jennifer couldn't get a heated coop going in time. Two are big, beautiful white chickens and make the flock look, color-wise, complete.
One little snafu this week: I started a full-time job two weeks ago, and no one let the chickens out one day. I got home to find nobody in the run, opened the door to the coop and they came out like a can-of-worms. They ran straight to the water.
They then went on a 4-day egg-laying strike. Finally started getting a few yesterday.
Who can blame them?