Rest in peace, little GH and E. You were much beloved hens. I will dearly miss your clucking about at my feet, the way you run towards me in the mornings for your feed, with your fluff swaying back and forth comically, begging for bits of cheese or bread or half eaten ears of corn.… Continue reading Rest in peace, hens
The ladies are currently enjoying some crawfish shells and a few whole ones that got spilled on the ground during a crawfish boil at my house the other day. Their particular favorite: the corn cooked in cayenne pepper and other delicious spices and crab boil mix. Cayenne pepper is supposedly good for chickens because… Continue reading Crawfish heads for hens
Last Friday, I watered the plants, cleaned the coop, make sure the hens had enough food and water for a few days, double checked the timer on their automatic door, and then headed to Houston for the weekend. Early Saturday, YC woke me up to a surprisingly cold April dawn, and we headed down to… Continue reading Early veggies
About six weeks ago, every time I walked into the backyard, I heaved a little sigh of resignation and annoyance at the weeks, the clutter, the overgrown gardens, and the general disarray. Heck, two days ago, I walked out there and it was not exactly inspiring. But after a lot of hard work after school… Continue reading DIY Landscaping: Before & After
Came across the picture I took of that infamous ride the hens and I took back to my house on they day I bought them. They were so tiny. Here they are at about 4-5 months old: And here they are now. Both fairly large breeds, though at probably ~8-10 pounds, Georgina Henrietta (a Buff… Continue reading Growing girls
Well, after nearly two weeks without an egg (at least, I’m pretty sure it’s been Eloise laying all those other eggs), Georgina Henrietta is back to laying. Today was such a beautiful day, so after I finished a bit of puttering around in the garden – noted the new yellow blossoms on the spaghetti squash… Continue reading Georgina Henrietta is laying again!
My girls love to dust themselves, lolling around in the dirt and fluffing it up everywhere. I had a galvanized planter filled with some dry dirt, and GH&E have taken it over. Eloise in particular loves to roll around and get dirt everywhere. Soon, I’ll be adding a couple of tablespoons of Diatomaceous Earth (food… Continue reading Dusting box for hens