A sure sign of spring is when the "Easter Egger" hens start laying again. I only have three of that breed, and they all lay slightly different colors of eggs ranging from olive green to almost blue. Based on color only one has started laying, but it won't be long now until we will start seeing more greens among all the browns.
The other sure sign of spring is when I start "nesting" on behalf of my pregnant does. This afternoon I started in on finishing the interior of the does barn. A chore I have been putting off for months! With hubby's help we got the permanent fence up that divides the the barn in half. One 12x12 half is the general shelter for all of the does. And then the other half has two 4x6 kidding stalls and the remainder of the space (8x12) is used for feed storage and milking. It may be a little cramped but compared to our previous set up its a dream!
Next up is to get the kidding pens fully set up. I had hoped to have concrete floors but that was way beyond my budget, so the kidding pen side of the barn has horse stall mats down and it really works very well. Eventually I hope to have those mats down in the whole barn.