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The Hens Aren't Talking

The chicken mystery remains a mystery… The hens are acting as though nothing is out of the ordinary so I guess we’ll assume that’s the case. Of course, you know what they say about assuming!

That's a teeny tiny egg next to a couple of regular eggs and a quarter!

They’re laying pretty regularly for an “over the hill” group (that’d        [….read more]

Chicken Mystery

You know it can’t be good when your hubby returns from checking on the hens and asks, “How many chickens do we have?” Of course, I couldn’t be sure. I spent some time trying to figure it out…How many had we started with? How many had we lost to the fox. How many did I sell? I should know this! Finally I thought we must’ve        [….read more]

Moving Day

At this time of year, we do alot of moving…moving animals that is. The sheep groups are moved to fresh pasture about every few days and the laying hens have to move around, too, so they always have fresh greens and bugs to eat. Recently, between rain showers, we spent some quality time with our poultry friends. We used to let the hens peck around        [….read more]

Happier Hens

These eggs are pretty and yummy, too!

The chickens are definitely liking the warmer, longer days. We seem to be getting a few more eggs than we were during the winter. Some of our hens are “unimproved” breeds so they have a tendency to turn off the egg making gear when the weather is cold and the days are short. Jim’s been looking        [….read more]

First Egg!

Woohoo! The chicks that I started months ago have finally got down to business…an egg! Usually, once one hen starts to lay, the others follow right along. This isn’t the best time of year for hens to start laying because it’s cold and the daylight hours are short. They really need 14 hours of daylight to lay regularly. We’ve been soooo looking forward to having        [….read more]