(BTW, I've lost 26 lbs so far)
Call me crazy, but I decided to take the plunge and picked up a few hens of my own.
Meet 'the girls' ...
They decided that under the coop was a pretty neat place to go, but I can't get under there very well to scoot them out when needed, so decided to close it off.
They seem to be adjusting nicely to their new home.
I have six young ladies that are just coming of age to start laying. One has blessed me with three eggs so far and the others shouldn't be far behind. I know I'll get few during the shorter days in winter months, but I'm happy with every egg I do get.