Leaving Eggs for the Big Apple

We’re headed to NYC and looking forward to it, but I do feel a bit like I’m abandoning Hope. She has laid an egg every morning since the first one – didn’t even take a break on the Sabbath.

I haven’t tasted one yet, but so far, the reports from those who have are that they are egg-cellent! Our young friend, Chadd, has apparently declared that he is finished with store-bought eggs entirely, which puts the pressure on the other three hens to gear up for egg production. I’m hoping that Autumn will be the next to lay, perhaps while we’re away.

Uncle Dave is moving in as temporary chicken rancher. This picture isn’t very good, but it does convey the general hubbub involved with his responsibilities – animals everywhere, all the time!

Dave and his friend, Karen, greet the girls

Good luck, Dave!

About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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4 Responses to Leaving Eggs for the Big Apple

  1. mlgcomm says:

    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am cheering for Autumn!

  2. Katherine Gunther says:

    Good luck Dave. I assume you’ll be updating the blog as well? Because the chicken-blog fans are notoriously impatient for news.

    Happy Thanksgiving all!

  3. hope Sandrow says:

    Dear Marilyn,
    Am adding a comment here because my email to you was returned.

    I just checked into your blog having some time to sit, finally completed the second of two new shelters that I emailed you earlier about that were inspired by Sol Lewitt drawings – enough for the flock to use them just in time for foul weather.

    Wow…you have been very busy.

    Your home looks wonderful, a great life you enjoy and share. Fun that you have a hen that shares my name…she’s lovely! . I hope you will consider posting a comment including your link to your blog, i.e. writing about your life with your flock on the nytimes site lens by nicole bengiveno that includes some of my photos at http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/10/assignment-12/?hp.

    Please also consider responding to my comment about chickens as dinosaurs, I think its number 26…an excerpt copied below:

    Thank you so much for your comments posted on this blog: a great opportunity for me to learn about other Times readers. I wish to respond to each – but for the moment make more of this opportunity for dialogue provided by Nicole and the NYTimes, to suggest a broader conversation about the place of chickens in the natural world and cultural history. A starting point could be the work of Paleontologist Jack Horton, who writes that chickens are dinosaurs not the link to. Perhaps you might also like to read John Tierney’s article about Horton’s book co-authored with Science editor James Gorman “Should we build a dinosaur?” By biochemically manipulating a chicken embryo to “awaken the dinosaur within,” researchers at McGill University are already studying ways to get the embryo to grow a dinosaur’s tail. Eventually the scientists hope to see a “Chickenosaurus” hatch with tail, teeth and forelimbs instead of wings.” You can also go to 60 minute’s website to watch film clips from last weeks story by Lesley Stahl “t-rex” which is an interview with Mr. Horton including footage of their digs. In one excerpt, a paduan/poland gold lace hen, such as our Cleo and Chloe (wives to Shinnecock and mothers to most of the family) appears to illustrate their scientific findings.
    My first response was very cool! i can see dinosaurs foraging out my window, roosting in the trees… whom I call friends. Next was the realization that Horton’s work is just the beginning of looking at chickens anew as well as our place in the history of the natural world.

    This morning I just read you are headed for NYC…if you have the time to be out on the east end please consider visiting us.

    Wishing you and your flock a very happy and fun holiday,

    • polloplayer says:

      Hope! So nice to hear from you! I will definitely check out the link – as you can see from my blog I am fascinated by all things chicken!

      We aren’t likely to be out East until next summer at the earliest but if/when we go, I will most definitely arrange to stop and visit. Would really like to see some of your photography!


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