Well, we’re one hen down, but two more hens up, bring us to a grand total of four hens. Two weekends in a row we have added to the brood. It seems we just cannot help ourselves. Shasta is the golden girl. She laid two eggs the day we brought her home. It’s going to… Continue reading Chickens, chickens, chickens
Happy day! We are hen keepers again. Introducing Hermione, Hildegarde (Hildy, for short), and Laser. We’ve got a mystery mix (Hermione), a silver laced Wyandotte (Hildegarde), and a Welsummer (little Laser). And egg watch 2013 has begun! Each one is already displaying her quirks and personality. Hildy is the boss (hence the strong German name).… Continue reading Welcome to the brood
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
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