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eggs-perimenting with the eggs-periment

I swear this will be the last post with this bad pun. We experimented with the frozen spring eggs experiment. I really didn’t mind the consistency. Ron was less thrilled. So he whirled several bags of frozen hen eggs in … Continue reading

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eggs-periment

We get a lot of eggs from March through May as spring comes on, and the days get longer and warmer. A few hens generally go broody, which means they stop laying for a few days to a few weeks. … Continue reading

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new layer

I’ll put the series on the farm boys on hold. Yesterday we got the first egg from a new layer: Mira-or-Lazi. Why Mira-or-Lazi, not Mira or Lazi? As you might recall, poor Mira (short for Miracle) and Lazi (short for … Continue reading

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incontinent birds

Farm life definitely makes one aware of bodily functions, for better and for worse. Today’s topic: incontinent chickens who are laying from the roost, not in the nest boxes. The three Golden Comets — Annie, Emma, and White Tail — … Continue reading

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chicken ptsd?

White Tail laid an egg for the second day in a row yesterday. Apparently she is finally over The Great Hawk Incident of 2015. She was on egg-laying hiatus for almost 2.5 months. We don’t know why it lasted that … Continue reading

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too optimistic

I was too optimistic about egg production this winter. The Golden Comets–Annie, Emma, and White Tail–were supposed to see us through winter. Annie and Emma are doing their jobs. They each lay an egg most days. White Tail is still … Continue reading

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something’s changed

Happy winter solstice! It’s the longest night of the year. Winter egg production is usually a pretty good indicator that the days are getting longer–even if it’s so subtle that we humans can’t notice it. But a week or ten … Continue reading

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