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Photo Gallery ~ Summer 2013

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September 7, 2013 - Eggs

All 7 little hens are laying now as is the one-year-old EE I'm keeping. Here are the eggs i gathered today--guess which one is from the older girl!


One large and 6 pee wee

September 3, 2013 - Just a Few

From 38 down to 8 hens. Much easier to handle. I will miss selling egg--well, I'll miss my customers. With all the egg eating this year, I decided to just raise eggs for us. Much easier, cheaper and soooo much less chicken poo! I plan to replace these girls with a new flock each year. The breeds include 2 Easter Eggers (one from last year), 2 Light Brahmas and 4 Silver Laced Wyandottes.

Here are some pics of the current group.


New EE in front

Band of 7

4 heads

One mad chicken?

August 20, 2013 - Another Baby Egg

And now the brown egg layers begin. I have 4 Silver Laced Wyandottes and 2 Light Brahmas. Since Brahmas are a little slower to mature, I'm betting this little egg was laid by a Wyandotte. This is quite small compared with the first EE egg last week.

I had a theory about colors for the Wyandottes--the more white on the chick, the more white on the adult. Not sure it was useful. All 4 of the Silver Laced Wyandottes are stunning.


Small

New Mom?

August 14, 2013 - First Egg

Here is a photo of the eggs I gathered today--12. Up from 6 yesterday. :-(

The EE from earlier this year (now 22 weeks old) delivered the little blue-green egg on the far right of the first picture. This egg is not as small as first eggs usually are.


Colorful Eggs

Not that small!

New Mom

August 1, 2013 - #22 :-(

We mourn the passing of the oldest lady of the flock. At 6, #22 was singled out to remain in the flock because she was so sweet, and even the week before she died laid a couple of eggs. I don't get sentimental much anymore over the loss of a chicken, but I do with her. Here are a few photos of her.


#22

In the Grass

Calendar Girl

#22

#22

Baby Calendar Girl

July 20, 2013 - Almost Grown

At 18 weeks, the youngsters are about ready to begin laying. Combs and wattles are coloring up which indicates maturity. They have been getting acquainted with the big girls for 2 weeks now and so far they have survived. Actually, the big girls don't seem to notice them, but the 'kids' are afraid of them anyway.

The Silver Laced Wyandottes continue to be stunning. The lone EE comes running to greet me. The 2 remaining Light Brahmas are gawky and big, but should begin to fill out soon. Next report will be tiny eggs!


EE with a gray head

EE

Silver Laced Wyandottes

Silver Laced Wyandotte

Brahmas/Wyandottes

Silver Laced Wyandotte

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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