Tag Archives: Lily

Matters of life and death.

There are certain mistakes I have repeated often enough that I can consider myself an expert at failure in those areas. The hubris of thinking I am in charge is one of them. I created MY Chicken Kingdom, where I thought … Continue reading

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Sad news.

I’m so sorry to bring sad tidings to your merry Christmas. Yesterday afternoon I went over to the coop to check in on the girls and immediately noticed only three of them standing in the pen. 3 pm is late … Continue reading

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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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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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“Cluck you”

Well, at least I think that’s what I heard the girls say when they heard what was on the menu last night. Bernadette was joining us for dinner, so Victoria made something special: roast chicken. When I texted Bernadette to … Continue reading

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Everything is under control.

No, the weather has not improved, but Dizzy positioned himself at the Chunnel this morning, presumably to check passports, so we know that despite whatever other chaos reigns today, Chickenland will be in good hands. Or, rather, paws. I read … Continue reading

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Lily

Lily is starting to develop her adult Delaware markings. She was buttercup yellow as a chick, and remains the daintiest of the four ladies. The Delaware breed is considered to be “critically endangered” , not because they are exotic, but … Continue reading

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