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
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!
I think poor Georgina Henrietta has a little PTSD. Last week, she and Boomer (the dog) got into a bit of a skirmish. Last Sunday, GH and I were sitting on the swing, and Boomer ran up to the swing, looking for some attention. Unintentionally, Boomer backed GH into the swing seat. Feeling trapped, she… Continue reading Chickens and stress
This morning, we discovered Lucille’s first egg in her little pen at my parents’ house. But to understand the true specialness of Lucille’s first egg, we go back a few months to January. Lucille, a sweet little Buff Orpington (like my GH) came to live at my parents’ house as a baby chick with another… Continue reading Lucille lays an egg (an Easter miracle)
This past weekend, we took The Nieces to the rodeo over in Houston, where a good time was had by all. Sadly, I didn’t get any photos of my favorite event – the Mutton Bustin’ – in which kiddos do the rodeoing, riding around and wrangling little sheep. It’s about the funniest, cutest thing ya… Continue reading Little Farm at the Rodeo
When I first got hens, it was October, and the days were short and becoming shorter. Now, it’s March, and the sun is slowly rising earlier and earlier. And with it, the hens are rising earlier and earlier. After two 6 o’clock mornings this weekend, waking up to the screeching cackles of hens demanding to… Continue reading The early bird