For those who don't know, we live in the country and have a few animals. We are not farmers - not even hobby farmers. Just like to keep some chickens. There is nothing like a couple of fresh eggs, with some veggies and a bit of cheese for a filling lunch!
These are some of my new girls, who will be leaving their home in our garage and heading out to the freshly-shoveled henhouse soon:
These little ladies are Hardy Concords, and were born on 10/13/10, and arrived via Priority Mail on the 15th. In a few weeks, they have gone from darling balls of fluff to 6-7" tall birds with some strong opinions!
Next, off to feed the current egg-laying ladies - in this house are some White Leghorns and Black Astralorps:
These girls are in their second year, and egg production has slowed way down - at their peak, they lay an egg a day. The White Leghorns can be expected to lay 360 eggs in their first full year of laying.
And, who else is waiting for their breakfast but the "barn cats" - Claire and her son, Calvin
And last, but never least, Nugget the Guinea Pig, whose eyes are not really red, but that is how they photograph and I couldn't fix it!
So, time to get off this machine and go fix myself some of those tasty eggs!