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Not a Crazy Chicken Lady

...but I could easily become one.

I really love taking care of our chickens. I took this photo the other day to show queenoftheskies the variety of eggshell colors our hens lay:


The difference is very faint in this photo, but it looks like the two light colored eggs are from different hens. Perhaps not because I don't know who the other layer could be, because...

...before I got around to posting the previous photo, Storm finally came into lay,. Her eggs are dark brown, leaning towards pinky-purple. So here is another photo on white paper to show the creaminess of Lightning's egg (far right) with the breed noted:

See the size of Storm's egg (far left) compared to the other hens who have been in lay longer? This is only her second egg, and it is already quite big. Even though she is not my favorite hen personality-wise (more skittish than standoffish), I might be interested in getting more of her breed because they grow big and fast without intensive feeding. Perfect for a family of four meat-eaters (Sprout only eats bacon and crispy chicken skin) because Junebug looooooves chicken.  But maybe he loves sausage even more. Yes, we will be getting our own pigs. Soon I hope.


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Dec. 11th, 2017 08:16 pm (UTC)
Pretty eggs, and VERY PRETTY handwriting!
Dec. 11th, 2017 08:33 pm (UTC)
bwahaha. Not MY handwriting. That is a font, Zapfino, I think, that I typed in after uploading the photo.

If I had taken the time to write that then you would never believe me when I tell you I don't have time and need more time, time, time time timetimetimetime. *cue maniacal laugh*

Edited at 2017-12-11 08:35 pm (UTC)
Dec. 12th, 2017 09:54 am (UTC)
Weeeeeell, I know you have some weird, quilt-making etc., priorities sometimes. ;)
Dec. 13th, 2017 07:50 am (UTC)
Dec. 11th, 2017 10:56 pm (UTC)
Chicken skin is so delicious!

The eggs are beautiful--I can see differences in all of them!

And speaking of sausages--and remembering what you said about not having known about the Moth until my link--there's a story on the Moth that I only heard part of before the radio crapped out, but it was--at least until that point--hilarious, about pets versus livestock, among other things. I don't like listening to things online, but if you have a convenient way to do it and 10 minutes or so, here's "Blackie the Pig".

(That one's funny, but one that moved me to tears--but happy ones, not sad ones--from the same program is "The Last Summer", about hard work on a ranch in Wyoming, and the ***joy*** of the animals when rain came after a killing drought.
Dec. 13th, 2017 07:56 am (UTC)
I will def check out those stories. I like to listen to podcasts and such while cooking, cleaning, and drawing. That is, when the kids let me. :P
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