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?

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