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May 4, 2015
Much to my surprise, I discovered our 5 plus year old hen, Oyster Cracker, sitting in a nesting box full of freshly laid eggs. I squatted down next to her and inquired about her role in the box. You see, she had not laid an egg in over 8 months! I thought she was in…

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January 12, 2015
  Finally, as if Mother Nature flipped a switch, all of the new girls purchased as chicks this past spring are laying their first eggs. Despite pullets being born on the same day, they all lay when their bodies are ready.Read moreLaying First Eggs

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September 19, 2014
Patience. Love. Understanding. Encouragement. It all happened in under a 5 minute time period out in the coop yesterday morning between Tilly and Oyster Cracker. Yesterday morning, I opened up the coop door and let the vivacious young uns out along with the old ladies. I could hear everyone chattering up at storm out in…

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August 3, 2011
Well, thanks to rugosarosefarm the case of the mystery egg has been solved.  Thanks to her investigative assistance, she quickly tracked down the guilty chicken.  I am so very lucky to have such wonderful followers.  Apparently, Dottie Speckles is the owner of the egg!  Little did I know, that Silver Laced Wyandottes can start laying…

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January 23, 2011
Dolly our Lavender Silkie went broody on December 22, 2010.  I let her broodiness take it’s course.  Her broody period lasted until January 3, 2011.  She was broody for about 2 weeks.  She has not laid any eggs since she came out of her broody zombie-like state.  My research told me that it takes about…

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January 13, 2011
Late this morning when I went out to collect the eggs, I found 2 eggs in the nesting boxes.  After collecting those two eggs, I looked out into the run to see all the chickens.  In the middle of the run was the smallest little Silkie egg you ever have seen.  It was being trampled…

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November 28, 2010
Our first egg I went out to the coop this morning and this is what I found, a small Silkie Bantam egg!   I think that Dolly laid it because I saw her sitting in the nesting box this morning.  I am very excited!  The egg is absolutely adorable and about half the size of a…

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October 18, 2010
Did you know that chickens love yogurt??  It is such a fabulous food for them.  I feed them plain organic yogurt with live and active cultures. ( It is important that they don’t get any extra sugar.)  When they see me coming you should see the commotion.  It is crazy!  There is so much yogurt flinging…

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Sharing an inspired life from the New England seaside. Chickens, Bees, Gardens, Art and Yummy Goodness.