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Photo Gallery ~ 5 Months

Now || 2017 || 2016 || 2015
Fall 2014 || Summer 14 || Spring 14 (ducklings!) || Winter 13-14 (chicks!)
Fall 2013 || Summer 13 || Spring 13 || Winter 12-13 (chicks!)
Fall 2012 || Summer 12 || Spring 12 (chicks!) || Winter 11-12
Fall 2011 || Summer 11 || Spring 11 (chicks!) || Winter 10-11
Fall 2010 || Summer 10 (chicks!) || Spring 10 (chicks!) || Winter 09-10
Fall 2009 || Summer 09 || Spring 09 || Winter 08-09 (chicks!)
In the Beginning:
Fall 2008 || 6 Months || 5 Months || 4 Months || Weeks 11-12
Weeks 7-10 || Week 6 || Week 5 || Week 4 || Week 3 || Week 2 || Chicks!

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July 26, 2008 - The broody hen

One Black Australorp has decided her place is on the nest. I gently remove her every time I collect eggs, but she's there again next time I go out. Once today there were three eggs under her. I don't know if one of them was hers, but she didn't mind that I gook them and then her out of the nest.


Broody Black Australorp

"I want to be a Mom!"

July 18, 2008 - The really big egg!

I don't know who laid this bomb, but it had to hurt! Most of the eggs we get are like the small one.


Small, medium, huge

The lid won't close on the big one!

And here are a couple of pictures of the Buff Orpington we are loving calling "Blind Chick" because she is blind in one eye. This little hen lays an egg a day for 6 days before taking a one-day break, then gets right back at it. I know which egg is hers because she's the only one who refuses to use the nests.

Also pictured is a full house and waiting line--why is it that women are always waiting in line...


Blind Chick

Hurry up!

July 13, 2008 - Routine sets in

Everyone seems to be figuring out what to do with their egg laying urges. It's still fun for me to go out to the coop several times a day and find more eggs. Experienced chicken folks know I'm going to consider this work before too long.

Today was a milestone--I collected 9 eggs. I've been getting between 5 and 7 previously.

The girls line up at the gate when I go out the back door. They have quickly learned that I usually carry food for them in exchange for eggs. The remaining pictures are some of the girls' first portraits.


Little beggars


Black Australorp

Rhode Island Red
 

Buff Orpington

Barred Rock

Light Brahma
 

Now || 2017 || 2016 || 2015
Fall 2014 || Summer 14 || Spring 14 (ducklings!) || Winter 13-14 (chicks!)
Fall 2013 || Summer 13 || Spring 13 || Winter 12-13 (chicks!)
Fall 2012 || Summer 12 || Spring 12 (chicks!) || Winter 11-12
Fall 2011 || Summer 11 || Spring 11 (chicks!) || Winter 10-11
Fall 2010 || Summer 10 (chicks!) || Spring 10 (chicks!) || Winter 09-10
Fall 2009 || Summer 09 || Spring 09 || Winter 08-09 (chicks!)
In the Beginning:
Fall 2008 || 6 Months || 5 Months || 4 Months || Weeks 11-12
Weeks 7-10 || Week 6 || Week 5 || Week 4 || Week 3 || Week 2 || Chicks!

(Click thumbnails for enlargements--Scroll to the bottom for first entry on this page)


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