The ladies are living the good life in their new movable coop! What started out in plans as a home for the turkeys has become an exceptionally functional, disaster-free (so far) chicken house. We have been moving them around the farm with the white portable poultry fencing, from spot to spot every couple of days, depending on the ground and what's growing. Their egg production has declined slightly, as the farm tends to be a few degrees colder than the coop at the house.
However, we have seen the quality of the eggs increase hugely! The yolks have become even darker than they were when the ladies were free-ranging at our house -- so dark they are a rich, deep, yellow ochre. The scrambled eggs we had with breakfast were a vibrant yellow! I look forward to seeing changes in their yolks depending on whether they are on green grass in winter, finished crops during the season, or feasting on sunflower seeds on the wild side of the farm.