“Thanks Erica! It seems like he’s getting settled in. I don’t keep him caged at all. When we’re sleeping or not home he’s in our bathroom, which is pretty large, and only uses his cage as a litter box. When I’m home and working he’s in the study with me and a bunch of toys. We’re working on getting him litter trained with special boxes and he is definitely coming along! He gets groomed every day even though he keeps himself very clean. He seems very healthy and every day gets more “personality”–making sounds and being goofy and such. He gets a continuous supply of hay and about 1/3 cup of pellets a day. I’m going to wait until next month to introduce produce.
“Your eggs are the most beautiful eggs I have ever seen! I felt terrible cracking their beautiful shells, but was glad I did because they were also delicious!”
“Eggs from Joel and Erica are my favorite post workout meal – protein at its finest!”
” Thanks again for the wonderful hen. The first night she was being a bit shy about coming into the coop. My largest cochin, Phoebe, is also the lowest on the totem pole. It looked like Phoebe was befriending the new girl. Sure enough, I found them both snuggled together that night. Too cute! :)”
-Amanda (a veterinarian)
“I just wanted to say that the Delaware and Buff hens that I got from you are doing very well. The buff has been laying well and I’m pretty sure she’s now the boss of the little flock. The Delaware still isn’t laying but is the most curious chicken and has to investigate everything. She’s started to come over and jumping on my lap (I think really to warm up her toes). Its very endearing!
“Just wanted to give you a quick update on the girls. All three made it here just fine. There was some squabbling with the other hens – trying to get the pecking order figured out. The Buckeye girl is now named Brownie, the little buff hen (who is so sweet) is now named Lily and we don’t have a name yet for the Wyandotte (we’ll have one before the weekend is done though). The little buff hen was talking to us when she first was in the run area. I was able to pick her up and our girls held her. Are all of your buff hens like that? She was just so sweet. They are all in the coop now and settled down for the night. Our girls are very excited and are looking forward to finding eggs soon – its like a reward to them for cleaning up the coop.