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The mystery of the great white egg

We got the 3 new chickens 5 days ago.  As far as I am aware, all of our chickens should be laying brown eggs with the exception of the easter egger, Cruella, who lays green-grey…

Speckled Sussex Pullet

We did some flock rearranging. Meet the new girls!

When it became painfully obvious and no longer deniable that the black langshan was a cockerel, I got ahold of the people we bought our chickens from and made arrangements to swap him out.  Knowing that…

black langshan cockerel @ 4 months of age

You know what I REALLY love? Roosters.

That is obviously sarcasm.  Our first batch of 3 “pullets” (which were also more neurotic than our newer birds) had at least one cockerel.  When we gifted them to someone nearby and decided to “try again”…

black langshan chicken

The chickens are eating out of my hand!!!!

Baby steps here.  These chickens need to learn that I am a friendly caring benefactor, and not a scary creepygrabber.  And pretty much the only way into the heart of a chicken is through their…

Nesting Loft

I put up the extra 2 walls of my nesting loft and got an egg for it!

I have had these painted hardiplank pieces collecting dust all on my deck for the last month, and have frankly been far too lazy busy to complete the project of the hen house.  But I had…

Roasted hatch chiles

It’s Hatch Chile Season! Preserve some for the rest of the year!

Get out your rubber gloves, it’s time for Hatch chiles! Hatch chile season only comes about in August.  The town of Hatch, New Mexico has some special conditions that create these incredible chiles.  Either way around…

red sex link chicken

New Chickens!

Things had been chugging along relatively fuss-free with our 3 young hens.  We had been experiencing a few very loud squawking events a week, each time requiring that I go outside to get the chicken’s…