I wasn't worried about them laying their eggs in secret places because they've stopped laying for the winter. Between Brett, me and the roosters I figured we could keep an eye out for hawks.
The chickens were thrilled. Initially, they stuck pretty close to their run.
Then they ventured further out. The Lakenvelder immediately nabbed a baby rat. Lakenvelders are exceptional foragers and she certainly lived up to her breed's reputation.
Dixie Chick is all grown up. She's a lovely hen, don't you agree?
The chickens scratched in the leaves, ate green grass, and dug for worms by the stream bed until dark.
They had a very good day.