Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Little Chicken Fun

Our chickens really are a bunch of fun. We really like having them around. Unfortunately, we lost an Americauna hen the other day to a coyote - sad. So, now we have fourteen chickens, with one rooster in the mix. Today we thought we would have some chicken fun while the littles slept upstairs, I quickly grabbed my camera and one of the gingerbread houses the kids made. I snapped several pictures of them eating the house, as well as some of our very handsome rooster. I even got a sequence of a hen laying an egg. Enjoy ....


crowing




catching roosters is always a risky business.

This guy will charge you!






Hens raise their tail feathers and nest when they get ready to lay an egg. Then the tail will shake and out it will come ...




We have been getting roughly 5 - 9 eggs a day - just depending. Usually you get less eggs during the winter. So, we are excited to see what summer brings! Want to buys some eggs? LOL

3 comments:

Amanda said...

Very cute! I love my chickies to! Did they eat the whole thing?

The Broxton's said...

very interesting...never saw that before LOL

So i have a question-may sound funny, but I am serious. Would your eggs taste different then eggs at the stores? I am asking bc I know for a fact fresh picked fruit tastes WAY different (better) then store bought fruits!

muneca6575 said...

Love the egg laying progress pics ! BTW i found out with my chickens that if I leave a heat lamp on in the winter time they will continue to lay at the same rate as the warmer months.
I'm enjoying getting to know your wonderful family via your blogs ! thank you for taking the time out of your super busy days to keep them updated! It always gives me warm fuzzies to see the pics of the kids with smiles!

Anne Brown