Sunday, August 26, 2012

Chicks now 8 weeks old

Here's what the chicks look like now. Fancypants is still mothering them -- when there's food around she clucks for them and waits for them to eat first. Also she still sleeps with them. (Except for one who has taken to sleeping up in the grape vines for some reason).

We're waiting a few weeks to see if any are hens, then we'll decide which chickens to sell. Of course we can't keep any rooster. We may replace an older hens with one of these. With chickens, their egg production decreases after a couple of years, so you have to keep new ones coming in.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Finally -- green eggs from "Easter Egger" breed

This month the chickens are doing well -- and we're getting green eggs from a new hen that we bought this spring. Things seem pretty much back to normal with egg production. I've even been able to give some extras to a friend.