Tag Archives: Light Brahma

Amelia; June 2009 – September 2010

We lost Amelia early this morning. Thanks to Victoria and Alexandra for making her last few weeks as comfortable as possible; thanks to everyone who threw a treat Amelia’s way during her brief (but very happy!) life.

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The yolk’s on us.

Some news is just too big to wait for the weekend: Amelia laid an egg-stravagance! I had a suspicion that it might be what chicken folk call a double-yolker, and I was right:

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Cold and Hungry.

BRRRR! I know it’s rude and inconsiderate to complain about the cold when a record-breaking blizzard is pelting other parts of the country, but baby it’s cold outside! Winter is a subtle proposition when it’s not defined by wind chill. … 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 spotĀ in what I call her “laying trance” – feathers fluffed and eyes glazedĀ  – very serious about this business of laying eggs. … Continue reading

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Egg on my face.

I know you’re all waiting with bated breath for the update: yesterday I told you that Lily was sitting in the nesting spot Hope created, but I was wrong! A case of mistaken identity: it wasn’t Lily – it was … Continue reading

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Rite of Passage

Coming-of-age rituals are common in the human world. Celebrations and solemn ceremonies abound. For chickens, however, things are less exciting. No engraved invitations. No limos or live bands. Poor dears, all they get is a new bag of food that … Continue reading

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