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First egg!

All my girls stopped laying at once last year, really early. In fact, I strong suspect they have a hidey hole in the brush and some day I’ll find it and a gigantic pile of rotten eggs.

The girls (I have two left) were locked up today, so I got an egg. It’s a little early.

I’m pretty sure this one was from Spoon. She’s a poland and daft as a very daft thing indeed. I found this egg on the floor of the henhouse, and that’s Spoon all over. Wherever she may be, she squats and plops out an egg and moves on like it’s nothin’.

Not like the fussy, broody little pekins.

p.s. P. J. O’Rourke has joined the Choir Eternal. No, nobody had him.


Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: February 15, 2022, 9:04 pm

Thats what happened to me and my chickens last year. One of my breeds quit laying and I finally found their hiding place. So now I keep them locked up during the day until they lay eggs and then I let them roam free.

Comment from blake
Time: February 15, 2022, 9:55 pm

We’ll probably be getting chickens soon, what with not being able to actually buy food at stores. I’m hearing “Poland”.

And this song.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 15, 2022, 11:11 pm

Blake, if you would like my extended thoughts on Polands, just ask.

Short and cryptic answer: I love them to pieces and I’ll never get them again.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: February 16, 2022, 2:42 am

I’m surprised there are any chickens left, what with all the foxes we have guarding the hen houses these days.

Comment from ron
Time: February 16, 2022, 3:16 pm

neighbor kid gave his polands mohawk haircuts.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 16, 2022, 4:12 pm

Heh. I trimmed around their eyes when they were young. They’re much too jittery now.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: February 17, 2022, 9:17 pm

||Short and cryptic answer: I love them to pieces and I’ll never get them again.||

So I’m hearing NOT Polands.

Basically, we’re city idiots, so we need a chicken that fits in with our lifestyle. Any feedback is definitely appreciated.

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