Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Green Eggs... No Ham

Dinner laid her first egg today. Just two days after lunch started. Dinner laid a pretty green egg. Here is a picture of Dinners egg, her egg with Lunch's egg, and an egg from a local farm. After a few weeks the eggs should start increasing in size. It takes a while for the plumbing to figure things out.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Eggciting News

Finally our first egg! Way to go Lunch! Both Lunch and Dinner have been showing signs of getting ready to lay for about a week now. Very red comb, squatting, being more vocal than usual, and checking out the nesting boxes. Lunch has really been spending lots of time in the boxes, moving shavings around and scratching. We put golf balls in the boxes to give them an idea what they are used for. Peter let them out yesterday morning and a pinkish brown egg was waiting for him! It was still warm! Can't get fresher than that. He fried it up last night. Yummy. Dinner should be next. Breakfast is such a large and slow growing breed. She may be a few more weeks.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Officially Fall

The poor girls must be in shock with the cool weather. The coop was 45 degrees this morning. Little do they know, this is just beginning. We have a 100 watt light bulb inside the coop. We'll start using it when it approaches 30. They don't need it, but obviously will be more comfortable and will keep their indoor water from freezing. An electric dog bowl will do the trick outside. Rumor has it they will love scratching out in the snow. Their breeds are winter hardy so they should do well. 'Tis the season for grasses going to seed. They love nibbling on the seeds of the grasses, pumpkins and squash. Zucchini flesh too.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Such pretty girls!

14 weeks and counting! We are getting so close to egg time! The girls are big and loving running around the yard. Watermelon is still the favorite, but summer squash is a big hit too.

First day of pre-school.

Cuvilly Earth and Arts Center here we come!

Thursday, August 20, 2009