Last week we moved the chickens from a winter cover crop to their summer alfalfa pasture. They really do like alfalfa and look very happy indeed.
The chickens in this picture are almost four months old and have laid a couple of small eggs already. They start laying at 4 1/2 months and for the first four weeks they have pullet eggs which are small to medium. Many people prize these eggs.
The fencing is not electric this year as they were getttin over and through it. This is a tall plastic fence which does keep them in. Daisy is inside the fence to control any coyotes that may make it inside. I have not heard coyotes for quite some time. I rely on them to keep the farm rabbit population under control. There are too many rabbits now. Hopefully they will be back and become part of the farm ecosystem again.