Today Farmer Rick finished the main coop, and got it ready for move-in!
He brought over Avelino, the head rooster, a Gold Laced Polish, for a quality control inspection.
Avelino is named after a young budding rock guitarist that accompanied his foster mom to pick up the Rhode Island Red roosters we did not order. They are some nice folks I met through Freecycle. I could instantly see the hair style resemblance and decided the name was perfect.
After passing inspection, we moved the rest of the flock over. While the bedding was fresh, I put up my feet so the chickens could feel safe while exploring their new home.
Here's the feeding and watering station.
FR whipped up this roost before sunset, and Zena is checking it out.
Now we can celebrate having our bathroom back. Here's to finishing the first phase of the coop! And guess what we're using for the toast...
...none other than Rex-Goliath, the Giant 47 Pound Rooster Chardonnay!