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
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)
I have one laying and one (I think) not laying hen. GH has been laying since December, and has produced probably over fifty eggs since then. Eloise (we don’t think) has laid a single one. Hens are supposed to start laying anytime around weeks 18-22 (about 5 months), but this isn’t a hard and fast… Continue reading When will my pullet (hen) lay her first egg?
Yesterday, I woke up to this picture that YC took for me. Just thought I’d share a little urban chicken art with everybody.