Sunday, January 15, 2012

Chicken eye candy....will it help the egg count?

Back in October my friend Amy went to the state fair and checked out the poultry exhibit. She took photos of roosters and for Christmas this year she gave the girls a photo collage of some of the handsome fellas and I put it up in their run today. It's on the door of the house, so they get to walk under them every time they go in or out.

Notice the caption:
Entertainment for Chicks

I may have hedged my photo opp bets by baiting the bottom of the collage (which is laminated) with peanut butter. May have.....
Kitty, Elinor and Harriet checking out the studs

Elinor seems to be enchanted

Peanut butter is gone, other girls have moved on, but Elinor is still checking them out!

Thanks Amy!

Wonder how many will be laid next week?

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Since it's my only resolution for 2012 I intend to keep up with the egg count! Jan. 1-7:  22 eggs were laid, 13 brown, 9 green. Keep up the good work!

Today was the first day we got 3 green eggs since back in late August/early September. I was so excited you'd have thought I won the lottery! It's gotten rainy and cooler as the day has gone on but the girls are not bothered by a little rain and they enjoyed the left over biscuits for snack.

The boy is heading back to college on Friday, so our time with him is growing short. My 91 year old grandmother spend a few days in hospital for an infection and I brought her home to stay with us for a few days. She's going home tomorrow but today we made blueberry muffins for the boy to take back to school.

I just need a few uneventful days to catch my breath  and I really enjoyed my poultry therapy this morning, reading and chilling with the girls.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


The girls and I hope 2012 is indeed a happy new year. They would like more treats- scratch grains, greens, pasta, corn, oatmeal.....and an expansion of their run please. Harriet would appreciate it if the mean girl, Fanny, would leave her the heck alone.

Kitty and Elinor have backed off picking on her but Fanny hasn't seen the light...not sure why poor Harriet is the target of choice but I run interference when I can and make sure I give her extra treats. She knows I'm a safe place because when I'm outside she's always close by so I can block any aggressor.

I'm making my one resolution: to keep a daily log of their egg production. In the last two weeks Emma/Harriet/Lydia (only two of them but I'm not sure which one other than Emma) have started laying after an almost three month break, so I'll have more than brown eggs to record. It's nice to have green in amongst the brown in the egg bowl. Now I can start supplying granny again- first delivery today.

It's not a resolution, but I'm gonna try to post weekly. If I can just stay off pinterest.......

Hard to get all 6 in a shot- Fanny is off stage-right