This is how I can tell it's spring:
My chickens are enjoying the warm weather, frolicking around the yard and into the woods, digging up flower beds and bushes, crowing right under my open bedroom window at first light, pooping on the front porch... But on the bright side, um, all of those eggs up there tasted pretty good.
I have 3 hens that are sitting on eggs right now. One of them is hiding in a stall in the barn, the other two are in nest boxes in the coop. One of the potential future moms is Penny, Sasquatch's daughter from last year, one of the trash can babies! I'd love to continue Sasquatch's line because he was the bestest rooster ever. I'll be able to tell if any of the babies are part-Squatch cause they'll have feathery feet *crosses fingers*
If all 3 of them hatch babies, then soon we'll have little chicks to give away to anyone looking to get into chickens or add more to their current flock! And we also have eggs for sale at $2.50/dozen (from happy, healthy, free-range hens!)
Jen & Dave Paul, owners & operators of Old Post Farm