The family that flocks together

The chicken coop isn't painted yet (add it to the growing list of Manor Upkeep Tasks) but that hadn't stopped us from acquiring our very own flock. 

From left: Ethel, Doris, and Edna 

From left: Ethel, Doris, and Edna 

From left: Maude, Myrtle, and Mabel 

From left: Maude, Myrtle, and Mabel 

From left: six Golden Buff chickens that just arrived yesterday and haven't been named yet. 

From left: six Golden Buff chickens that just arrived yesterday and haven't been named yet. 

Yes, it does appear that there is some racial segregation happening. I'm hoping that with some time (the Asian Blue chickens and the Golden Buff chickens just joined the coop yesterday afternoon) that they will become one happy family. Until then, it's amusing to watch the three clumps of chickens negotiate their way around the coop. 

Integration now, segregation never! 

Integration now, segregation never! 

So far, only the two big white chickens  (Ethel and Edna) are laying eggs, since they are the oldest. We're hoping that Doris will start laying in a couple weeks, followed by the others around the start of the summer. Keep your fingers crossed!