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The Awesome Australorp.

The dead of winter, even in California, is not exactly baby chick season. It is a time for hens and their keepers to hunker down and dream hopefully of the coming time of daffodils. But I needed chicks and I … Continue reading

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Another day, Another egg!

Hope just laid egg #4!  We saw her lurking on the coop counter while the other girls were outside, so we waited around until she exited. Sure enough, another beautiful egg! It was still warm when I picked it up. Amazing!

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Eggo-centric

Pollo Amiga stopped by yesterday to see the new egg, which I had, unfortunately, given away. She visited for a bit, and when she left I went into the coop to clean up – there was another egg! right next … Continue reading

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Would you like that scrambled or fried?

WE GOT OUR FIRST EGG!!!!!! Woot! Woot! Yippee! Dancing! Turning cartwheels! Well, hardly, but I would if I could. I came home after dark yesterday, which means anytime after 4:30 these days. The CE had already closed up the coop, … Continue reading

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One Squat Closer?

I opened the coop door yesterday morning to discover that Hope was up on the nesting box counter all alone, tearing up everything in sight and complaining loudly. She seemed – well – hormonal, to say the least. I closed … Continue reading

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Lay, Lady, Lay

Looks like I need to kick back from the daily egg hunt. Even though there are claims of chickens laying their first egg as early as 14 weeks of age on http://www.backyardchickens.com, others say that 28 weeks is a much … Continue reading

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Home Is Where The Hens Are

In Las Vegas, the day begins with a piping hot pot of capuccino delivered to the room and a review of the days’ “tasks”: where to have lunch? Where to have dinner? Which corner of the pool has the best … Continue reading

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