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Photo Gallery ~ 6 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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August 14 , 2008 - Another huge egg

Here's the 95 gram whopper. With 73 and up being extra large, I don't know what size an egg like this would be. Here it is beside a tiny one for comparison. In the yolks photo notice a small clear bubble of white in the lower right corner--I can see a spot inside--maybe it was a third yolk in the making.


Under and Over the Scale

It won't fit in the carton!

Two normal sized yolks

August 2 , 2008 - Egg machines

The girls are laying between 7 and 10 eggs every day. I have (apparently) controlled soft-shelled eggs by withholding food treats and limiting the chicks to layer crumbles and a little scratch grain first thing in the morning. Okay, today we gave them some lawn clippings (we don't use fertilizer, herbicide or pesticides). It's a test to see if we get some soft shells during the night tonight.

One Black Australorp is still broody. She should be about half way through this process, which takes about 3 weeks. Then hopefully she'll get back to laying eggs and free up the nest.

One Barred Rock really picks on the broody hen, but only when I'm around. Guess I change the pecking order. Or maybe the Barred Rock sees me remove the Black Chick from the nest and thinks she's helping me by pecking her out if don't get to her first! I watch them from my office window and there are no squabbles when they are alone. Does her comb look like devil horns...?

Down--where does it come from? That thought never occurred to me until I got chickens and looked at their downy rumps. Are down comforters made from poultry butts? :-)


Black
Australorp

Blind Chick

Columbian
Wyandotte

Broody Chick

The Evil Barred Rock

Silver Laced Wyandotte
& a Furry Butt

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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