How the chickens are faring...An Urban Farm Update
We have three hens laying now. The one in the middle is the normal size we've been getting. The one on the left, well, apparently we now have a goose I was unaware of. The one of the right is Starlight's fist pullet egg. It's so teeny. I can't wait to see what production is like when all the gals are up and running. My family may be eating a lot of egg suppers.
Loretta. She has the prettiest feathers. They gleam purple, blue and green amongst the black of her wings and back. Her chest feathers are black and fiery orange. She's mine. She's also the layer of the goose egg. Sometimes they get nervous or scared and hold it....then they're walking funny for a few days when they finally...get on with the business of being a chicken.
Lily, My Oldest's hen next to Loretta. She's the cheetah print gal. No eggs yet. Soon though. I'm guessing maybe this week.
Starlight, My Youngest's hen. Our newest layer. Love her bitty little egg.
The two who couldn't figure out how to get out of the coop when I was doing my photo shoot. It happens. Loredda, the big red hen has been laying the longest and is the most regular about it. Dolly, the white one is the same breed as Lily....Soon. Real soon. They're the Araucanas which mean Easter Egg hens. Their eggs will be blue or green or pink. Can't wait!!!!