Bottoms up girls, there's new food in the feeder.
The girls, and Caldwell and Flash the cockerels, are really enjoying these gorgeous sunny days we've been having. Chickens show us just how we should react to the warmer weather. They seek out the sunshine and bask in it's warmth at every opportunity. They get themselves up at first light and stay mooching about until the dusk falls, not wasting a single drop of wonderful daylight.
Oh to be a chicken :-)
Of course they do work that little bit harder too with so much daylight on their hands (wings) and they produce more eggs. Their little bodies reacting instinctively with the longer days, knowing that if chicks were to be born now they would have a much better chance than if they were born in the depths of the Winter months.
Of course a lot of modern Hybrid birds lay all year round, virtually every day some of them. But I always enjoy watching for the first of my little Lavender Pekin Bantam eggs to appear, then I know that Spring is truly here and the promise of the hot Summer days is not that far away.
We had the first one this week, it's the one in the bottom left corner :-)