Sunday, November 28, 2010

Saying good night to a good dog

I would have thought this kind of thing would get easier with age.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

All (chook) cylinders firing

At, uhhh, 25 weeks the last bird came online with a small, light tan, roundish egg weighing a little less than 1.75 oz.

It's weird she was the last one to lay because she was the largest, plumpest, most hen-looking bird in the microflock. Goes to show what I know.

What is most amusing is her change in attitude. Previously she was fairly haughty around humans; now when she sees us coming she does the egg squat and waits for her back scratches. We dig in her back feathers a bit and then she ruffles her feathers and goes about her chooky business. It's pretty funny. Was it Hemingway who said we are all prisoners to our biology?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"Self-repair Manifesto"

Good stuff, found here.

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

2nd easter laying @ 23wks

Came home after work and found three eggs; this means the second easter egger pullet is now doing her part.

Her first egg is a slightly different color, perhaps a bit paler and bluer. It was 40.0g, which is USDA Peewee.

The biggest girl, a Rhode Island Red, is still not laying or squatting.