Tag Archives: laying hens

Game of Throne.

The hens were making such a racket yesterday that I rushed out to the coop to see what disaster might have befallen them. Fortunately, it was only a mini-disaster: as in greed = gridlock. It all started with Coco and Lucy. Coco … Continue reading

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Work, work, work.

And you thought YOUR day was hard…

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Four hens a-laying!

Lily laid her first egg! She settled into the nest in earnest this morning when Hope hopped up there to show her how it’s done. It will be very hard to tell her eggs apart from from Hope’s and Amelia’s. … Continue reading

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The “egg song” and the “squat”.

Remember how quiet my chickens were? Not anymore. They are currently making such a racket I heard it upstairs on the other side of the house. It’s mostly Lily, who sounds much more like a goose than a chicken. She … Continue reading

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They work hard for their living…

Thanks to me, you’ll now be channeling that old Donna Summer song all day. “She works hard for the money, so hard for it honey, she works hard for the money, do you better treat her right” The girls have … Continue reading

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Gridlock in the coop, and Autumn goes AWOL

We had a full-up traffic jam on the nesting counter yesterday. Hope was camped out in her preferred spot in what I call her “laying trance” – feathers fluffed and eyes glazed  – very serious about this business of laying eggs. … Continue reading

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An Egg-tastic Day!

Mystery solved! Came home this afternoon to find a second egg on the nesting counter – this one definitely from Hope, as her eggs are perceptibly lighter in color than Amelia’s. This means that Amelia, bless her feathered little feet, is figuring … Continue reading

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