Category / Autumn

August 2, 2011
Last night at dusk, as I went outside to lock up the girls.  They were all inside.  However, a bright little egg was rolled underneath the outside roost.  Someone had laid an egg in the run.  This was not the first time.  I am not sure who.  Here is the evidence.     Feathers is…

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July 5, 2011
Sunshine & Oyster Cracker Sunshine has been driven crazy by the two broody girls, Dolly and Autumn, my two Lavender Silkies, in the nesting boxes.  She is so fascinated by the two girls and what they are sitting upon. I have witnessed  the girls after they have laid their eggs.  Usually, Tilly, Oyster Cracker, and Sunshine stand up…

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July 1, 2011
  We had a very busy week here at Tilly’s Nest.  Most of my days were spent down in the schoolyard organic garden getting our volunteers trained.  This week we harvested beets, mixed greens and Swiss chard!  We also built a compost bin with left over lumber and hardware cloth.  It was great fun. Back…

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June 22, 2011
Today its raining on the Cape.  It has been cloudy all day with occasional showers from the skies.  I went to check for eggs this afternoon and I found Dolly and Autumn both sitting in adjacent boxes.  Dolly was sitting on two eggs and Autumn was sitting on air.  Then in front of the nesting boxes,…

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June 16, 2011
Six of our girls should be laying eggs.   The  three Silkie girls were broody for so long, that I thought I would never savor one of their creations again. FINALLY, I can tell you that all six are once again making beautiful eggs.  The front three eggs in the picture are Silkie eggs.  Dolly’s egg is…

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May 30, 2011
Silkie Bantams are some of the most adorable little chickens you will ever lay your eyes upon.  They are thought to be the oldest breed of ornamental chickens, first discovered by Marco Polo during his travels to China in the 13th century.  Marco Polo described them as “fur covered fowl with black skin”.  They are unique for a…

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April 13, 2011
Yesterday around 4 pm, Dolly desperately wanted to go outside into the bigger run.  I really could not blame her, as I too would be tired of living  in a brooder with 8 little chicks.  She needed sometime to herself.  I obliged. Out in the run, she was having a fantastic time.  She took a dust…

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April 7, 2011
Believe it or not, Meesha and Autumn are still broody.  Many a day now, I go into the nesting boxes and find them sitting together.  I am not sure if they will ever snap out of it!  I guess there is nothing like having a good friend to get you through these times.  I am…

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March 26, 2011
Meesha and Autumn are broody.  They have both been broody for about 2 weeks now.  This week, they have earned themselves the nickname, The Evil Broody Twins.  As they perch upon empty invisible eggs, their wrath is apparent when you even whisper their names. They spend most of their day in the boxes, as expected. …

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