(update spring 2010)
Hens are doing great! We were getting three eggs a day like clockwork! The kids just love to check for eggs every-time they come over.
Photo to right is our lil grandson. He had a hand full of grain and was bent oer trying to feed them and when he stood up without emptying all the grain from his hand one of the hens jumped up and nips at his poor lil ear thinking it was his hand.
To date we've added two more. Barred Rock chicks. This was them early in March of 2010.
They have quite different personalities compared to the RIR's.
I've named our barred rocks Salt and Pepper. It's mid-August now and they've been laying eggs for three weeks now. Their eggs are quite a bit smaller than the RIR's so far.