Friday, January 27, 2012


After months of anticipation, the chickens are finally laying again. Well, at least a couple of them anyway.

Calculating the age of our hens, we’re pretty sure it is time to get a few more to add to the flock. The biggest question is to either let the Dominique raise them from chicks once she goes broody or to raise them ourselves for the first couple months. While it was nice not to have to worry about the chickens at all because we had a hen to do all the work for us, those two girls are what most would consider wild chickens. They’re ultra skittish around us when we approach them and never let us pet them either. Personally, I think of them as pets who give us delicious eggs for breakfast and cakes, so I would like to be able to handle them every once in a while.

We still have a few more weeks before our feed store will be getting any chicks. In the meantime I keep checking their website for word on what breeds they will be getting so we can determine when we’ll be adding to the flock. Methinks this time we should just get a bunch of Americaunas so we can be assured of blue or green eggs in the basket to add to the variety of browns and pink.

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