Great post GWH, we had 3 chooks for a few years they were full of personality and great fun but no one ever tells you about how rowdy they can be, they don’t crow but they sure let you know they are about.

If they go off thier laying in the colder weather, we found boiled potatoe skins mashed up with a lil hot sauce soon perked them up again.

If at first you don't succeed, excessive force is usually the answer.