Welcoming Back the Eggs

October 26, 2012

Tilly and the girls are finally through their molt.  For a few months, we sat on the sidelines, waiting for the feathers to return and the eggs to become abundant.  This past weekend, it happened.  Seven eggs were laid in one day.  We had not seen that in months.

The chickens love fall.  They love the cooler weather.  They love roosting in the sunshine and taking a nap.  They love snuggling on the roosts at night.  They love going boneless and practicing yoga positions while dust bathing.  They enjoy scratching in the leaves, discovering tiny insects and tasty morsels along the way.

Yesterday, I did not do much more than try to recover from a tummy bug.  I decided after it warmed up a bit that I would love to sit in the Adirondack chair with a warm comfy blanket and spend time with the girls.  They did not seem to mind that I was observing their every move.   Chickens are such happy little things.  They are little hiccups of happiness, that brighten my day and somehow make negative things just melt away.

Photo Credit:  Tilly’s Nest

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14 thoughts on “Welcoming Back the Eggs”

  1. How wonderful your girls have started leaving their precious gifts for you again. I fear my little flock have stopped for the winter, with only Mabel providing us with an egg each day.

    I hope you are feeling better soon x

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  2. My girls have really started to slow down. I hope this is not it for the fall. I love my fresh eggs. They are young so no molt this year. I am giving them extra sunflower seeds for protein. Glad you are feeling better. Sickies over here too. Hope the hurricane is not a worry for you.

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  3. My Golden girls are finally laying again! Yeah! Have 3 banny roosters that need to go. Praise the Lord your feeling better. Fed my girls SmartMix, 100% organic whole food, they moulted really speedily & look beautiful.

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  4. Thanks for sharing about the molting process. My hens are 6-8 months old and have been and are still laying eggs. Next year looks like we'll be experiencing the molt. Enjoy stopping by and reading your posts. Get better real soon!

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  5. The Cottage Hen's have slowed down here at Dandelion House as well. Poor Stevie the rebel chick is almost bald! Oh, well.. they deserve a good rest… it was the first year of laying for 7 of our girls and they truly out laid themselves! I'm glad you are feeling better…no doubt that cozy chair and the girls helped you mend!

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  6. I really enjoyed this post, you put into words what I feel when I sit outside to enjoy my three chickens. Its fall here too but instead of getting less eggs, we had one more than usual this morning!

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