Meal worms and lettuce. No thanks I’ll pass, but the hens are sure happy! Summer has arrived and although we’ve been experiencing cooler than normal temperatures, today will will be around 100 degrees. Well it was nice while it lasted, next week 103, next month, 110-115. Month after, monsoon floods, wicked winds, and dust storms. Yes, I moved here on purpose, lol.
My garden is blooming, this stunning wall of flowers will thrive all summer and well into November.
A little cuteness to brighten your day. First time Mamma and her chick Dottie.
This little lady is a standard Silver Laced Cochin, she’s 3.5 weeks old and growing fast. I don’t usually raise standards, my preference is definitely bantams, but sometimes we have to veer a little from the norm, right?
Right now there are Silkies in the brooder, cochins, and next month I’ll have eight Mille Fleur d’Uccle Bantams arriving. This will surely keep me busy through the winter. Come spring I’ll pick the birds I want to keep, and the rest will be sold.
It is doubtful that any other single breed of chicken has inspired more people to keep poultry as a hobby or fancy. When the Cochin chicken made its debut outside of China it was met with astonishment, wonder, and awe. Continue Reading
These are my best Silkie Moms, which means they are rarely seen all together. One, or all these ladies are usually broody in their house, either sitting on eggs or pretending to be. It’s molt season, perhaps they’re on break so they can drop a gazillion feathers all over the place. Whatever their reason for stepping out to breakfast this morning, it was nice to see them scratching around in the dirt and just be chickens for a change.