in the hen house
Night time in the hen house.
Here they are roosting for the night, 6 of the 26 hens in their coop. They like the roost in the far back because it’s the highest one. Notice how they are facing the wall; I forget to turn off the heat lamp at night and it’s not dark enough for them.
These are the bottom level of hens roosting on a long board propped up. Above them are the nice nesting boxes that they don’t use too much for laying eggs but they roost on them at night.
Here’s where they like to lay their eggs.
In this big orange pot for flowers. I fill the bottom with a lot of dirt for weight so they won’t tip it over, then a bunch of straw on top . She’s just laid her egg and is hopping off the pot (This one is 1/2 buff orpington and 1/2 Rhode Island red). Behind her are the 19 Rhode Island Reds that are a few months old.