My friend Kris over at Simplify has been asking for some photos of my chickens. We have two roosters and the most mature, aggessive one is a little scary. His name is Hector the Protector and Hector likes to "rush" at me when I go in to the pen. I am going in to the pen to feed and water them! It scares me and it makes me angry. I yell "NO!"
We have a smaller immature rooster named Murl. My chicken consultant told me that we will get rid of the one that attacks us. I hope neither one of them actually attacks us.Here is my favorite chicken, Ella Fitzgerald.
My friend Hope, has chickens that are about one month older than our and it seems to me that she has been getting eggs forever.
Doug built seven nice nesting boxes for our ten girls and what do they do? They pulled the straw out of the boxes and made a nest on the ground.
Here is what Doug found today...our first three eggs. Little pullet eggs. I suppose it is redundant to say little pullet eggs. That is like saying little, little eggs. But, they are.
I didn't try to see who is laying, but I wonder if it is my California White, Jenny, as these eggs are nearly white. Her comb is full and floppy and her waddle is full and red. I know these are signs of a chicken that may be laying.
We are happy to finally get some eggs as they have been eating us out of house and home. It is about time they started to earn their keep!