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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Chickens!

My buddy Rae and her husband LJ were here Saturday and brought my chickens, who lay me three eggs yesterday.  They only lay me one today, but I think that is more a testament to their stress over the ride over here.  Thanks to LJ and Rae for finishing up the watering valves while I made dinner, and to running over to the hardware store and getting bigger pipe and fittings while I made dessert.  Thanks also to both Rae and LJ for the girls. I'm stoked- I have chickens!!


Buff Orpington and a Black Sex Link


Scratch!


This is some sort of mix- I can't remember what. Rae is going to have to chime in here.  This one's really pretty. I also don't remember what the other mix was but the rust and gray one is a pretty bird as well. Somebody is laying olive eggs, due to a breeding experiment of Rae's. Pretty cool.


The Black Sex Link


I think this rust and gray one is my favorite.  She was first up the ramp and into the coop to check it out.  She found the feeders first, and she found the waterer first.


See ya!

6 comments:

Miriam said...

That's great news! I am very happy to think of all the lovely eggs, and hours of entertainment, and building projects that lie ahead for you. Yay!

Rae said...

Dunder was a Welsummer, so all but the buffs have a Welsummer daddy. The red/blue is the daughter of my fav ameraucana (Goldy). I'm nearly positive that she lays the green/speckled eggs. The black/orange is a mystery bird (hatched in the woodpile last summer), but with that comb, I can only figure she's from the ameraucanas (though, as I explained, they're more likely technically easter eggers, since they're feed store birds). Can't wait to find out what color she lays (as her sister lays a very olive egg like the one in the eggs I brought you). Hope they ramp up on the eggs quickly, though I read that it can take some time for them to adjust to a new home.

So the ladies took to the waterer, no problem?

Thanks again for dinner! We had a great time!

Jennifer Montero said...

Welcome to the chicken club! That looks like healthy starter flock, and a great mix of breeds and characters. And there's nothing so fulfilling as collecting your hens' eggs.

FYI just heard a story today that the author Flannery O'Connor kept chickens and taught one to walk backwards. You know, in case you have some free time, there's another project for you ;)

Tamar@StarvingofftheLand said...

The eagle has landed. Finally! What beautiful birds they are.

Paula said...

Thank you Jennifer. I am full up on projects at the moment, not the least of which is getting the spring and summer garden going.

And thank you Tamar. I think they're very pretty. They're laying well, too.

Anonymous said...

It's been a long time comin', but oh so worth the wait.. Enjoy, they are fun!!