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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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eight is great

Yesterday was the first day (we think) that all eight Big Girls laid the same day–in other words, eight for eight! They’ve been laying in prime spring mode for a while now.  Maybe six weeks?  Why can’t I remember??  We … Continue reading

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back to five

We’re finally back up to five laying hens out of our grand total of eight. The eggers have been good layers since they hit chicken puberty before Christmas.  Pippi has been a complete mystery because she laid all winter, albeit … Continue reading

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