Hey, hey - It's Harvest Monday again! I'm joining in over at Daphne's Dandelions for he weekly harvest recap. Make sure you stop by her place to see what's being harvested form all over the world!
At my place it's beans, and eggs!
1lb 6oz of Zipper Creams and some Pink Eye Peas as well.
8 eggs. We got more but my ladies have only been laying for 3 weeks. Seems one of them has a Kink in her system. Sometimes she lays one egg a day. Some times every other day and she lays two. They are soft then, and when she lays them she lays them pretty close together. Maybe just an hour or two apart. She's not laying them in the nest box so they are breaking as soon as she lays them. I can't even use them to turn them into food for the hens. :-( It's sad really.
The barred rock seems the most distressed so I'm thinking it might be her. She will pace up the ladder and them drop down and inevitably that is where we will find the egg broken at. She's also extremely vocal about the whole thing. Maybe with more room in the new run she'll settle down now? Boy I hope so. I'd hate to have to find her a new home.
Anyone with a QUIETER barred rock around here? This one seems to be the only true obstacle in my way of keeping them here in the neighborhood. The other 2 don't seem nearly as keen on squawking and clucking like roosters! Shoot if most hens were as quiet as the other 2 I'd be able to get away with a couple more. :-) But i know better. I'd be happy if this hen would just close her mouth. (Or if someone really would trade for a quiet hen! LOL)
The Flock accompanied me in the garden to get the peas and were right at my side waiting for anything I would turn loose to them. It was nice to have company, but the one time I forgot they were there - sure enough I bonked one of the gals on the head. With a honk and some flapping she settled herself right back under me like it was just par for the course. Kinda like the kids in that aspect I guess? I suppose it takes time getting used to them being right underfoot. Later I had to chase one out of the peanut patch because she was eating the blossoms. Guess I'll have to start looking at the garden a little differently now. Try a chickens eye view.
'Till next time!