All ten hens are laying this month. The Ameracauna laid her first egg on the 30th. Two eggs were laid without a shell. Both on the 18th. Those are not accounted for in the chart. September 4th gave us another double yolk egg. On the 7th, we caught a black snake attempting to swallow an…Details
It is difficult for us to tell some of the hens apart, which one is which? Particularly with the Barred Rocks. The Wyandottes too are are very similar in appearance, but the differences are a bit easier to tell. Except when they are all moving about with the rest of the flock, they sort of…Details
So we got our second batch of chicks this week. Picked up from the local farm supply when the chicks were a week old. The farm supply gets their chicks from Estes Hatchery in Springfield, Missouri. For this round, we purchased a dozen chicks, purported to be all pullets. A third of our first batch…Details
So we got our second batch of chicks this Wednesday. We bought them from the local Orsheln’s Farm Supply. The farm supply gets their chicks from Estes Hatchery in Springfield, Missouri. Checking the Estes website, the hatch date was August 31st. Currently they are showing hatch dates of each Wednesday. I’m not certain they don’t…Details
Nine of the ten hens are laying this month. The Ameracauna has not started. I expect she may not start until around the end of September. We had a couple egg mishaps, where an egg was laid without a shell. This was on August 1st, and again on August 26th. Those are not accounted for…Details
Fresh herbs are a delight. We picked some basil, rosemary and some sage. Washed the dust off and put on the dehydrator. Wow! The scent coming out of the dehydrator as the leaves were drying was so good! We packaged some of it, gave some to friends too. Looking forward to the next batch now.…Details
We added chickens to the place March 11th. Five each, Barred Rocks, Black Laced Wyandottes, and Easter Eggers. After culling the cockerels in early July, we were left with five Barred Rocks, four Wyanodottes, and one Easter Egger. The Barred Rocks started laying first, beginning July 18th, at about 18 weeks and a few days…Details
A Monster egg? From a Monster Chicken? Well, not very likely, but one of the hens did lay this really big egg, which as I suspected, turned out to be a double yolk egg.